Latin America

Late Bahia goals stun Botafogo

Thiago Ribeiro celebrates giving Santos the lead against Criciuma.
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Two late goals saw Bahia come from behind to beat Botafogo 2-1 in the Brazilian Campeonato.

Edilson opened the scoring for Botafogo just after the half hour mark but Jose Fernandao and Obina scored in the 82nd and 86th minutes respectively to snatch the win.


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Santos beat Criciuma 2-1 thanks to first-half goals from Thiago Ribeiro and Willian Jose, with Ewerton Tony's 79th minute score for Criciuma scant consolation.

Atletico Mineiro beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 after Fernandinho and Ronaldinho put the hosts 2-0 up within 20 minutes before Dakson pulled one back for the visitors in the 72nd minute.

Elsewhere, leaders Cruzeiro drew 0-0 at Corinthians while Nautico Recife and Flamengo's game was also goalless.

Portuguesa beat 10-man Internacional 1-0 thanks to substitute Wanderson Farias's late goal after Marcos Indio was sent off for the home side in the 49th minute.

Rogerio Ceni's 90th-minute own goal was enough for Goias to beat Sao Paolo 1-0 while Atletico Paranaense beat Ponte Preta 1-0 thanks to Paulo Baier's 11th minute score.

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