December 8, 2019 / 10:00 PM / 2 months ago

Fluminense starlet Evanilson grabs double in 2-1 win over Corinthians

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Corinthians v Fluminense - Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil - December 8, 2019 Corinthians' Gustavo and Fluminense's Caio Henrique look dejected after the match REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A first-half double from young striker Evanilson gave Fluminense a 2-1 victory over Corinthians on the final day of the season in Brazil on Sunday.

The 20-year-old, who was playing just his third senior game for the Rio de Janeiro club, scored in the eighth and 28th minutes and although Gustavo pulled one back 18 minutes into the second half it was not enough to stop the visitors taking all three points.

The result confirmed Corinthians place in next year’s Copa Libertadores qualifying stages and guaranteed Fluminense, who finished in 14th place in the 20-team table, a spot in the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis

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