Former Real Madrid coach leads Gremio into top fourJune 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo continued his impressive run with Gremio as the Porto Alegre club moved to fourth in Brazil’s Serie A with a 2-0 victory over Flamengo.
On-loan defender Werley and former Wigan Athletic striker Marcelo Moreno scored either side of the break to hand Gremio a fourth win from its past five league matches at Estadio Olimpico Sunday.
Luxemburgo, who took over as Gremio coach at the beginning of the season after being sacked by Flamengo, last week vowed to lead the club to a top-four finish.
Meanwhile defending champion Corinthians recorded its first win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Palmeiras.
Mazinho gave the visitors the lead after four minutes at the Pacaembu Stadium before a Romarinho double helped lift the Sao Paulo club from last to 17th on the table.
Corinthians fielded an understrength team in preparation for Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores final first leg against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.
Former Portugal international midfielder Deco scored a penalty and played a key role in Fluminense’s 4-1 victory away to Atletico Goias. The result took the Rio club to fifth on the standings.
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- Ronaldinho's Atletico falters, Vasco stays top - Jun 18, 2012
- Luxemburgo signs up to coach Gremio - Feb 22, 2012
- Flamengo fires head coach Luxemburgo - Feb 03, 2012
- Former Liverpool defender Aurelio joins Brazil's Gremio - May 25, 2012
- Former Liverpool defender Aurelio out with injury - Jul 01, 2012
- Ronaldinho dazzles despite abuse from opposing fans - Jul 02, 2012
- Corinthians win first Copa Libertadores title - Jul 05, 2012
- Flamengo's fans frustrated with Libertadores loss - Jan 26, 2012
- Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro return to top of Brazil's Serie A - Aug 10, 2012
- Corinthians draw with Boca in Libertadores final - Jun 28, 2012
- Fluminense fans celebrate historic win over Boca Juniors - Mar 08, 2012
- Boca beat Universidad in Copa Libertadores semis - Jun 15, 2012
- Gremio eliminated from Brazilian state championship - Feb 27, 2012
- Ronaldinho in hot water at Flamengo - Jan 19, 2012
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