October 14, 2018 / 9:38 PM / 6 months ago

CORRECTED-Soccer-Two-goal Deyverson pushes Palmeiras closer to Brazil title

(Corrects Deyverson’s goal tally in second para)

SAO PAULO, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Palmeiras moved a small step closer to the Brazilian league title on Sunday when two goals from on-form striker Deyverson gave them a 2-0 win over challengers Gremio.

Deyverson’s goals, his third and fourth in his last five league matches, take the Sao Paulo side three points clear at the top of the Serie A table from Internacional, who beat fourth-place Sao Paulo 3-1.

Gremio are in fifth with nine games remaining, a point behind Sao Paulo. Flamengo sit in fourth, four points off the lead.

Deyverson’s first goal seven minutes into the match was a terrific near-post volley that rocketed into the roof of the net from close in.

The second came 33 minutes into the second half when he got on the end of a long punt upfield and then beat the last man before firing home into the top corner of the net. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Clare Fallon)

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