Brazil Campeonato Review

Internacional edge out Cruzeiro

July 8, 2012

Internacional climbed to fourth in the Campeonato standings on Saturday night with a 2-1 home win over Cruzeiro, leapfrogging their opponents in the process.

Oscar and Leandro Damiao, who were both named in Brazil's 18-man squad for the London Olympics earlier this week, grabbed Internacional's goals in the first half, with Leo's second-half strike scant consolation for the visitors.

The victory moved Inter a point behind leaders Atletico Mineiro and Vasco da Gama, and level on points with third-placed Fluminense. The top three play on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Cidinho netted twice before half-time to set Botafogo on their way to a 3-0 triumph over Bahia, Elkeson putting the result beyond doubt with a third goal three minutes after the interval.

Bottom-of-the-table Atletico Goianiense remained winless after going down 1-0 at home to Nautico Recife, Araujo scoring the game's only goal after 23 minutes.