Recife (Brazil), June 26 (EFE). Palmeiras drew 2-2 at home with Avai on Sunday and missed the opportunity to increase the lead in the Brazilian championship.
Besoli opened the scoring for the locals with a penalty, but the visitors led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira returned with Gustavo Scarpa, also from the penalty spot, and Rooney. A Jean Berry hitch, with a free kick, closed Avai’s tie.
Palmeiras leads the league with 29 points.
Corinthians, led by Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira, scored a 0-0 draw at home on Saturday in the classic Sao Paulo match with Santos led by Argentine strategist Fabian Bustos.
Corinthians were three points ahead of the leader.
Atletico Paranaense advanced to third place with 24 points, after beating Bragantino 4-2.
Colombian winger Luis Manuel Origuela scored one of the local team’s goals.
In Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo beat America 3-0 and began to show signs of recovery. The Uruguayan, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, scored one of the goals of the Rio de Janeiro team, who hopes to get out of the offense that has accompanied him so far in the tournament.
Atlético Mineiro, led by Argentine coach Antonio Mohamed, in Belo Horizonte, initially struggled with a 0-2 loss to Fortaleza, one of the trailing teams in the league, and won 3-2.
The day started on Friday with Internacional’s 3-0 win over Curitiba.
Fluminense defeated Botafogo 0-1 on Sunday.
In the other matches on Sunday, Sao Paulo and Juventud de Caxias drew 0-0, in a result that left coach Rogerio Ceni on the tightrope.
Ceara drew 1-1 in Fortaleza with Atlético Goianianci and Goias beat Cuiaba 1-0 in Goiania. EFE
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