RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Diminutive Argentine
midfielder Dario Conca's two goals gave Fluminense a 2-0 win
over Gremio that put them three points clear at the top of the
Brazilian championship on Thursday.
The victory ended Fluminense's run of five games without a
win and also halted Gremio's nine-match unbeaten run at their
Captain Conca put his side ahead in the 20th minute with a
long shot that flew into the top corner of Brazil goalkeeper
Victor's net and added the second after exchanging passes with
"It's going to be tough to break away (from the rest)
because the teams are all very even but it was a great victory
against a side with some outstanding players," Flu coach Muricy
Ramalho told reporters.
"(Conca) made the difference, he scored the goals,
organised the team, played the ball. He joined Washington (in
attack) so as not to leave him isolated up front. He had a very
good game tactically."
With six games remaining, Flu have 57 points, three more
than Corinthians, held 1-1 by champions Flamengo on Wednesday,
and Cruzeiro, who face bottom side Prudente on Saturday.
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo scored only his third goal of
the championship on Wednesday to put Corinthians in front but
Diogo headed a second-half equaliser.
Injury-hit and overweight, Ronaldo's latest appearance
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