Flamengo win 1-0 to continue march toward Serie A title

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Soccer Football – Brasileiro Championship – Flamengo v CSA – Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 27, 2019 Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus and players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Flamengo continued their march toward another Serie A title on Sunday when the Brazilian league leaders beat CSA 1-0 to record their seventh consecutive victory.

The win, which came thanks to a nicely worked goal from Giorgian De Arrascaeta in the ninth minute, means the Rio de Janeiro side remain 10 points clear at the top of the table with just 10 games to go.

Second-placed Palmeiras also won but are running out of time to catch their rivals, who stretched their unbeaten run to 19 games.

The win at Rio’s Maracana stadium came just four days after Flamengo beat Gremio 5-0 to qualify for the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions league, for the first time since 1981.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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