Fred 'pleased' to have scored 100th goal for Fluminense
Fluminese striker Fred says he is pleased to have scored his 100th goal for the club but is disappointed to have lost 3-2 to second-placed Atlético Mineiro.
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Flu had taken the lead through Wellington at the Independência on Sunday, before a Jô double gave Atlético a 2-1 advantage.
Fred looked to have given the away side a point with his strike in the 85th-minute, however, an injury-time goal from Leonardo Silva gave Atlético the three points.
The Brazilian striker, who is the Brasileirão’s leading scorer with 16 goals, has revealed he is pleased to have reached the landmark despite the result.
He said: "I am pleased to have reached this landmark but at the same time, I am sad with the outcome of this game and defeat.
"Nevertheless, this symbolism is very special to me; to mark this many goals at a club that I appreciate so much."
The former Lyon forward has now scored a total of 239 goals in 422 career appearances, 100 of which came in 144 Fluminense games.
Fluminense currently sit top of the league but are just six points ahead of Atlético now, heading into round 33 of the Brasileirão.