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Monday, November 5, 2012
Brazil: Title beckons for Fluminense

ESPN Staff

Fluminense moved a step closer to landing Brazil's Apertura with a 1-1 draw at Sao Paulo.

The Rio de Janeiro side have a nine-point lead with just four matches to play after Fred's goal midway through the second half earned them a point, following Luis Fabiano's 50th-minute goal for the home side.

Second-placed Atletico Mineiro missed the chance to make ground on the leaders, as Deivid's ninth minute penalty saw them lose 1-0 at Coritiba.

Second half goals from Juan Manuel Martinez and substitute Guilherme Torres gave Corinthians a 2-0 win at Atletico Goianiense, with the result confirming Atletico's relegation.

Elicarlos scored twice in the first half to set up Nautico Recife's 3-0 win over Internacional, with Kieza wrapping up the win in the 62nd minute.

Felipe Azevedo, Hugo and Henrique got themselves on the score sheet as Sport Recife won 3-0 at Vasco da Gama, while Rodrigo Souza's 78th minute goal gave Bahia a 1-0 win at Portuguesa.

Botafogo twice led at Palmeiras through Nicolas Lodeiro and Elkeson but Hernan Barcos scored twice to earn the home side a 2-2 draw.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

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