Fluminense hold Rio rivals Flamengo to draw at Maracana

2017-10-13 02:50:04 GMT2017-10-13 10:50:04(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A second-half goal from former Brazil international defender Rever earned Flamengo a 1-1 draw with Rio de Janeiro rivals Fluminense in their Brazilian Serie A clash on Thursday.

Fluminense took the lead just after half-time at the Maracana stadium when Flamengo defender Para turned the ball into his own net.

The equalizer came when an unmarked Rever met Everton's 69th-minute free-kick at the far post and powered a downward header past goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri.

The result left Flamengo seventh in the 20-team standings while Fluminense was 15th, just a point clear of the relegation zone.

In other matches on Thursday, Santos drew 1-1 at Ponte Preta and Sport won 2-1 at Vitoria.