Cruzeiro again captures Brazilian title

(AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

SAO PAULO (AP) Cruzeiro beat Goias 2-1 on Sunday to win its second consecutive Brazilian league title.

Midfielder Ricardo Goulart and striker Everton Ribeiro scored a goal each to secure the team's fourth league title with two rounds still to be played in the championship.

The result in front of nearly 60,000 fans at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte guaranteed the defending champion an insurmountable lead over second-place Sao Paulo, which defeated Santos 1-0 in Cuiaba to remain seven points behind with only six to be won.

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