RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Flamengo won for the third game in a row by beating visitors Fortaleza 2-1 thanks to a late goal from in-form striker Gabriel Barbosa on Saturday.
Everton Ribeiro scored after six minutes and Barbosa netted with three minutes remaining, with the visitors having replied through a Juninho penalty in the 14th.
The reigning Serie A champions have recovered since losing their first two games of the season and moved into second place with the win over a limited Fortaleza side.
The Rio club now have 14 points from eight matches behind Internacional on 16 points from seven.
Fortaleza sit in 10th place in the 20-team table with eight points from the same number of games.
Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Ken Ferris
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