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Chapecoense, Vasco secure Brazil Serie A survival

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

A second-half goal from handed a 1-0 home victory over and guaranteed the club's survival in Brazil's top division.

Needing a win in the last game of the season to be sure of avoiding relegation, on Sunday struggled for most of the match at their

But Pereira broke the deadlock in the 68th minute with a powerful close-range header after a Hector Canteros cross from the right, reports

The result lifted to 14th in the 20-team standings, two points clear of the drop zone.

were left fifth, enough to secure a place in next year's Copa Libertadroes, South America's top club competition.

Meanwhile, also celebrated their survival after a 0-0 draw at Ceara, a result that left them just one point clear of relegation.

There was no such joy for Sport Recife, who joined America Mineiro, and as the competition's demoted clubs despite a 2-1 home win over

In other last-day matches on Sunday, champions Palmeiras won 3-2 at home to Vitoria, Internacional drew 1-1 at Parana, Cruzeiro held Bahia to a goalless draw in Salvador, Fluminense secured a 1-0 home victory over and Gremio won 1-0 at home to Corinthians.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 13:40 IST