Fluminense hold rivals Flamengo to a draw
Rio de Janeiro Oct 13 (IANS) A second-half goal from former Brazil international defender Rever earned Flamengo a 1-1 draw with rivals Fluminense in their Brazilian Serie A football clash.
Fluminense on Thursday took the lead just after half-time at the Maracana stadium when Flamengo defender Para turned the ball into his own net reports Xinhua news agency.
The equaliser came when an unmarked Rever met Everton s 69th-minute free-kick at the far post and powered a downward header past goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri.
The result left Flamengo seventh in the 20-team standings while Fluminense was 15th just a point clear of the relegation zone.
In other matches on Thursday Santos drew 1-1 at Ponte Preta and Sport won 2-1 at Vitoria.