Fans of Fluminense soccer team cheer prior the start of the final round Brazilian soccer league match with Guarani in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Fluminense won its first Brazilian league title in 26 years on Sunday, beating Guarani 1-0 from a second-half goal by striker Emerson.
The victory in front of nearly 40,000 fans at Engenhao stadium in Rio de Janeiro gave Fluminense 71 points, two more than Cruzeiro and three more than Corinthians after 38 rounds.
It is Fluminense’s second Brazilian league title, after coach Carlos Alberto Parreira led the club to the championship in 1984.
Some photos of the game:
(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Read more at the Washington Examiner: HERE (text by Associated Press writer Tales Azzoni)