Goias struggle to recapture top form at Flu; Goals from the Copa Sudamericana

Fluminense 1 – Goias 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 1, 2008) Goias took the lead in the 18th minute when defender Vitor headed home an Iarley free-kick. Dario Conca restored parity with a fine individual effort nine minutes before half-time. Goias had Fredson and Fernando sent off late, while Flu lost Maicon for a second second yellow card in stoppage time just before the interval.

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River Plate 2 – Defensor Sporting 1 (Agg. 4-2) (Copa Sudamericana, October 2, 2008)

Botafogo 3 – America De Cali 1 (Agg. 3-2) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2008) Botafogo raced to a 3-0 by the 56th minute, with two goals by striker Wellington Paulista and a bicycle kick goal by Carlos Alberto. America defender Jose Velez pulled one back in the 76th minute.

Palmeiras 1 – Sport Ancash 0 (Agg. 1-0) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2008) In the pouring rain, Jumar scored an 89th minute winner with a powerful left-foot shot from inside the penalty area, past the wonderfully named Ancash goalkeeper, Johnny Vegas.


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