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Vasco da Gama eases to 3-0 win over America-MG

05-30-2011 09:29 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29 (Xinhua) -- In front of its home crowd at the Engenhao stadium, Vasco da Gama rolled to a 3-0 victory over America-MG on Sunday in the second round of the 2011 Brazilian Championship.

Despite playing with a roster of reserve players, Vasco da Gama steam headed into the finals of the 2011 Brazilian Cup.

Vasco da Gama's first goal came in the ninth minute of play. After Leandro was dropped to the ground after disputing a ball with defender Carleto, Vasco da Gama was awarded a penalty kick. Bernando took the penalty kick, firing it past keeper Flavio in the left side of the goal.

Vasco da Gama increased its lead in the second minute of the second half. Streaking down the field, Jeferson passed the ball off to a trailing Enrico who proceeded to slip the ball past an approaching Flavio. Elton scored his team's third goal in the 90th minute, completing a great pass from Misael off a fast break.

With six points, Vasco da Gama will next face Coritiba in the third round of play on June 5. Coincidentally, Vasco da Gama will face Coritiba in the finals of the Brazilian Cup. The first leg will be held in Rio de Janeiro on June 1, followed by the second and decisive leg at Coritiba on June 8.

America-MG remains with three points. In the next round of play, the team will receive Internacional on June 5.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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