Rio’s Botafogo Earns First Win in Brasileirão

With two long-range goals from Bruno Silva and Rodrigo Lindoso, Botafogo defeated Ponte Preta 2-0 in Round Two of the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão), Series A.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, May 21st, at Nilton Santos stadium, Rio's Botafogo football (soccer) club earned its first win in the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão), Série A, defeating Campinas' Ponte Preta, 2-0.

In their opening match of the Brasileirão season last Sunday, May 14th, Botafogo was lackluster in a 2-0 shutout loss to Grêmio. The club rebounded a few days later in the Copa Libertadores, dishing a shut out of its own, with a 1-0 victory over Atlético Nacional.

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