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Digao powers Fluminense past Criciuma

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Sports Network) - Defending Brazilian champions Fluminense got two first-half goals from Digao en route to a 3-0 victory over Criciuma on Sunday.

With two wins from its first two games, Fluminense sits just one point off the top of the league with a game in hand, while Criciuma has lost two of its first three games since earning promotion this season.

Digao scored the two goals nine minutes apart in the first half, and Wellington added another goal from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time to cap the victory.

Sao Paulo sits atop the table despite being held to a 0-0 draw at Atletico Mineiro after Denilson was sent off with 30 minutes to play.

Bahia collected its first win of the season on Sunday by topping Internacional, 2-1, with goals from Ryder Matos and Fernandao, while Nautico salvaged a 2-2 draw at home against Portuguesa with a stoppage-time equalizer from Vinicius.

Vitoria got a goal in each half from Dinei to claim a 2-0 win over Vasco da Gama on Saturday, leaving the club with seven points from three games, while Botafogo joined them on seven points following a 2-1 triumph over Cruzeiro that saw Nicolas Lodeiro net both goals for his side.

Paranaense took a 2-0 lead on Flamengo with a brace from Ederson, but the club gave away two goals in the last 13 minutes of a 2-2 draw.

Willian's 78th-minute penalty kick helped Santos earn a 1-1 draw with Gremio, Goias and Coritiba played out a 1-1 stalemate and Emerson tallied the lone goal in the 73rd minute of a 1-0 Corinthians win over Ponte Preta.

06/03 12:10:40 ET

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