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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Emerson Santos (16')
  • Rafael Navarro Leal (60')

Botafogo get rare point in 1-1 draw at Palmeiras

SAO PAULO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Botafogo got their first point in Brazil's Serie A since before Christmas in a 1-1 draw with an under-strength Palmeiras on Tuesday.

Palmeiras, who travel to Qatar for the Club World Cup immediately after the game, fielded a second string team but went ahead after 16 minutes through Emerson.

However, Rafael Navarro equalised for the visitors on the hour mark.

The draw was Botafogo's first point since beating Coritiba on Dec. 20 and does little to improve their position at the bottom of the standings.

The Rio side are four points adrift of second bottom Coritiba with five games remaining and almost guaranteed to drop to the second division.

Palmeiras, who won the Copa Libertadores on Saturday, are sixth. (Reporting by Andrew Downie Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 14 +13 32
2 Atlético-MG 14 +11 31
3 Fortaleza 14 +10 27
4 Red Bull Bragantino 14 +9 27
5 Flamengo 12 +14 24
6 Athletico-PR 13 +6 23
7 Ceará 14 +4 22
8 Santos 14 0 19
9 Atlético-GO 14 -3 19
10 Bahia 14 -5 17
11 Corinthians 14 -2 17
12 Fluminense 13 -2 17
13 Juventude 13 -5 16
14 Internacional 14 -6 15
15 Sport 14 -3 14
16 Cuiabá 13 -3 13
17 São Paulo 14 -8 12
18 América-MG 14 -8 11
19 Grêmio 12 -8 7
20 Chapecoense 14 -14 4