Vasco da Gama continue unbeaten run in Rio CupMarch 12th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 12 (IANS) Vasco da Gama continued with their undefeated streak in the state championship of Brazil, Rio Cup after a 3-0 demolition of Madureira in the third round.
With Vasco due to play Paraguay’s Libertad in the Libertadores Cup March 14, the coach, Ricardo Gomes decided to field a mixed team of reserve players, Xinhua reported.
Vasco took a while to settle in the game as the first half remained scoreless.
In the second half, Juninho Pernambucano, Felipe and Allan scored a goal apiece to secure the team’s victory. Vasco da Gama remain in first place of Group A with 7 points with two wins and a draw.
After losing to Fluminense in the finals of the Guanabara Cup, Vasco will be forced to win the Rio Cup if they are to have a chance of winning this year’s Rio de Janeiro state title.
In the next round of play, the team will face cross-town rivals Botafogo March 18.
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