Brazilian Campeonato

Winning start for Figueirense

May 19, 2012

Figueirense made a winning start to the Campeonato season as they beat Nautico Recife 2-1 thanks to Caio's last-minute winner.

Substitute Fernandes had put the hosts ahead in the 77th minute but Clemerson Araujo almost immediately equalised from a penalty and it was left to Caio to restore Figuerense's lead.

Vagner Love earned Flamengo a 1-1 draw away to Sport Recife, equalising in the 74th minute after Marcos Do Nascimento had given the home side the lead.

It was also 1-1 between Palmeiras and Portuguesa, Luan giving the home side a first-half lead before Rodriguinho equalised late on.