Abel Braga happy with Fluminense 'quality'
Fluminense coach Abel Braga was pleased with his side's performance in their 2-0 win over Bahia and claimed he wouldn't have been upset with a draw.
Braga told reporters: "I am extremely happy with the three points, but would not be upset with a draw. We won two classics and Bahia were confident and in good form.
"In the end I think the victory was fair."
Fluminense came out a much better side in the second half after a first half battering by Bahia and took the three points through Bruno Vieira and Rafael Sobis.
The Fluminense coach spoke about his players: "The quality of the players made the difference. The game had two points very clear. In the first half, [we] lost balls in midfield and allowed the counter-attack, everything was wrong.
"In the second, we did what we trained, we began to rotate the output side and the goals happened naturally.
Braga acknowledged Bahia's strong performance: "We knew well that Bahia was going to make a strong early pressure. They opened the scoring in the first 20 minutes in all the victories they did at home, except one.
"Our intention was to wait and go on the counterattack."
Fluminense remain at the top of the Brasileirão after 29 games, their lead now nine points after rivals Atlético Mineiro crumbled to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Internacional.