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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:30 PM IST

Luis Fabiano helps Sao Paulo to cusp of Copa Libertadores

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Rio de Janeiro :  Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Sao Paulo defeated Figueirense 3-2 in Brazil’s Serie A championship.

The 35-year-old struck in the 11th minute at the Morumbi stadium on Saturday before Alan Kardec and Thiago Mendes added two more in second-half injury time, reports Xinhua.

Clayton and former Brazil international midfielder Carlos Alberto were on the scoresheet for Figueirense.

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Sao Paulo will finish fourth in the standings if they win their last match against Goias away from home next Sunday.

The top four teams earn a berth in next year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition.

In Rio de Janeiro, Internacional’s Libertadores hopes suffered a blow when they could only manage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Fluminense at the Maracana stadium.

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Vitinho opened the scoring for Internacional in the fourth minute and they looked headed for victory when Osvaldo was shown a red card just before halftime.

But Cicero rescued a point for Fluminense by converting a 74th-minute penalty after Vitinho brought down Magno Alves.

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Published on: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 02:55 PM IST
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