By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco went top of the Brasileirão after thrashing Gremio 4-0 on Saturday. The feat highlights the remarkably rapid progress the club has made in under two years; when in 2009, Vasco were plying their trade in Brazil's second tier. Now under the astute leadership of Ricardo Gomes, who remains in a serious state after suffering a stroke last month, Vasco are amongst the forerunners for the title. Success would complete . . .