October 13, 2018 / 10:51 PM / a month ago

Soccer-Flamengo climb to second with 3-0 win in Rio derby

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Two first-half headers and a scrappy third goal early in the second period gave Flamengo a deserved 3-0 win over neighbours Fluminense in Brazil’s Serie A on Saturday.

The result extended Flamengo’s unbeaten league run to six matches and lifted them into second place in the table, one point behind Palmeiras who play fifth-placed Gremio on Sunday.

Flamengo took the lead after 10 minutes when Uribe headed home a cross from the right.

Leo Duarte doubled the lead with a deft header from a free kick seconds before the break and Uribe made it three when he squeezed the ball inside the post after failing to properly control a pass into the box.

The loss left Fluminense in eighth spot with 37 points from 29 games.

Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Ed Osmond

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