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Campeonato Carioca: Nova Iguaçu beat Vasco

Vasco lost their second game in a row in Taça Rio as they were defeated 0-2 by Nova Iguaçu at the Raulino de Oliveira stadium in Volta Redonda.

The game was technically poor although both teams were desperate to win, Vasco were nervous, misplacing many passes while Nova Iguaçu waited for oppornities to counter-attack.

The chance finally came near the end of the first when Léo Salino opened the scoring for Nova Iguaçu.

Vasco did not improve much in second half although Carlos Alberto wasted two good chances to equalize.

Léo Salino made things worse for Vasco when he extended Nova Iguaçu's lead a few minutes before the final whistle.

Vasco fans demanded that manager Gaúcho be sacked as the team see the chances of reaching the Taça Rio semifinals become less likely.

The board listened to them, sacking him shortly after the game.

The cruzmaltino face Olaria next Wednesday, while Nova Iguaçu play against Olaria on the same day.


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