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Flamengo grounds Gremio 2-0

08-01-2011 10:14 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- At home against Gremio in the 13th round of the 2011 Brazilian Championship, Flamengo strolled to a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

The match marked Ronaldinho Gaucho's re-encounter with the club that transformed him into a professional athlete.

Although the match was held in Rio de Janeiro, Gremio's fans did not hide their still very vivid bitterness for Ronaldinho holding out for a higher pay check and deciding to sign with Flamengo rather than his alma matter.

Nevertheless, Ronaldinho was able to build on the emotions created from the match-up and perform well once again. Ronaldinho has scored four goals in two games and totals nine goals scored in the tournament.

Thiago Neves scored the game's first goal, heading in a pass from Ronaldinho in the 27th minute. The midfielder then scored a goal of his own in the 27th minute of the second half, recovering a lost ball and quickly spinning around to drive the ball past keeper Victor.

The victory improves Flamengo's undefeated streak to 13 games. However, the club also carries the league's most amount of draws with six. The team provisionally improves to second place with 27 points. In the next round of play the team will travel to face Cruzeiro on August 8.

Gremio's loss leaves the team with 13 points, remaining in 14th place. However, the team stands to drop in the standings after the remainder of the 13th round of play on Sunday. In the next round of play, the team will host Atletico-MG on August 3.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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