2014 Brasileirão Round 11 summary: Internacional thump struggling Flamengo
Flamengo’s poor start to the 2014 Brasileirão continued with a crushing 4-0 loss to Internacional.
Ney Franco’s side were already trailing to Rafael Moura’s 16th minute strike when Chicão was dismissed for a foul on Wellington Silva in the penalty area in first half stoppage time.
The spot-kick was duly converted by Andrés D’Alessandro to double Inter’s advantage, with second half goals from Fabrício and Alex completing the rout.
The defeat leaves Flamengo bottom of the table, but level on seven points with Coritiba and Figueirense, who lost against Botafogo and Grêmio, respectively.
At the other end of the standings, Cruzeiro extended their lead at the top to five points over Corinthians - Tite's side were held to a 0-0 draw by Vitória - with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Palmeiras. Ricardo Goulart netted his seventh goal of the season, which puts him one ahead of Atlético Paranaense’s Douglas Coutinho. The 20 year-old forward was, however, also amongst the scorers in a 2-0 win over Criciuma that moves the Furacão up to 4th.
Elsewhere, Goiás drew 0-0 with Sport Recife, Atlético Mineiro needed a second half strike from Luan to secure a 1-1 against Bahia, Fluminense moved up to third with a 1-0 win over Santos and Chapecoense caused the upset of the round by defeating São Paulo 1-0 at the Estádio do Morumbi. Ricardo Conceição got the goal.
Round 10 results
|Wednesday 16th July|
|São Paulo||0 - 1||Chapecoense|
|Ricardo Conceição [57']|
|Atlético Mineiro||1 - 1||Bahia|
|Luan [66']||Titi [25']|
|Figueirense||0 - 1||Gremio|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Botafogo||1 - 0||Coritiba|
|Mario Bolatti [12']|
|Vitória||0 - 0||Corinthians|
|Internacional||4 - 0||Flamengo|
|Rafael Moura [16']|
|Andrés D'Alessandro [pen 45']|
|Palmeiras||1 - 2||Cruzeiro|
|Fernando Tobio [54']||Ricardo Goulart [8']|
|Atlético Paranaense||2 - 0||Criciúma|
|Douglas Coutinho [59']|
|Goiás||0 - 0||Sport Recife|
|Fluminense||1 - 0||Santos|
|Darío Conca [62']|
2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings