Soccer-Late penalty v Fluminense gives Gremio first league win

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Gremio scored in the 89th minute to beat Fluminense 1-0 and record their first win of Brazil's Serie A season on Saturday at the Maracana stadium.

Cesar Pinares’ penalty gave the Porto Alegre side their first win in 10 league matches and lifted them off the bottom of the Serie A into 18th place in the 20-team league.

The three points took them on to six points from 10 games and gave a much-needed filip to the team playing for their third match under Luiz Felipe Scolari, the coach who returned to Gremio for a fourth spell earlier this month.

Fluminense fell to eighth, with 17 points from 12 matches.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Kim Coghill)