Fluminense rally to defeat Portuguesa 2-1

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) Reigning champions Fluminense came back from a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory over Portuguesa in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Wagner struck the winner in the 70th minute after Rafael Sobis cancelled out Diogo's first-half opener at the Maracana stadium Saturday, reports Xinhua.

The result lifts Fluminense to ninth in the standings while Portuguesa face a relegation battle having slipped to 17th.

In Saturday's only other match, Cruzeiro extended their lead at the top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Paranaense.

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