Dutchman Clarence Seedorf
scored twice to give Botafogo a 3-1 away win over Cruzeiro, who
were hit with a six-match home ban for crowd trouble at a
Seedorf's brace came shortly after the Brazil federation's
disciplinary tribunal slapped the ban on Cruzeiro after missiles
were thrown onto the pitch at their match against neighbours
Atletico Mineiro last month, halting play for 10 minutes.
The Foxes will have to play their Brazilian championship
games at least 100 kilometres from their base in Belo Horizonte.
Three directors were banned for 30 days each for running
onto the pitch to protest to the referee in the same match while
midfielder Leandro Guerreiro, sent off for fighting, was
suspended for two games.
Only fans of Cruzeiro, officially the home team, had been
allowed to watch the game in an attempt to stop violence which
has plagued their fixtures against Mineiro.
Tinga put Cruzeiro ahead after 20 minutes of on Wednesday's
match but two goals in two minutes from former AC Milan
midfielder Seedorf gave Botafogo a 2-1 half-time lead.
The 36-year-old Seedorf also set up the third goal as he
burst down the left and crossed for Jadson to complete the
Mineiro, the championship leaders, completed their fourth
game without a win as they drew 0-0 at lowly Bahia without
Ronaldinho, who was suspended.
The Roosters have 45 points, one more than former Real
Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderley Luxemburgo's Gremio, who
claimed a 2-1 win over bottom club Atletico Goianiense.
Two goals from former Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City and
Galatasaray midfielder Elano were enough for the Porto Alegre
Figueirense moved off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 win
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