RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Miguel Borja and Diego Souza scored second-half goals as Gremio continued their resurgence under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari with a 2-0 home win over Bahia in Brazil’s Serie A championship on Saturday.
Borja gave the hosts the lead just after halftime by heading in at the far post following an inch-perfect Rafinha cross.
Former Brazil international striker Souza put the result beyond doubt by bustling past three defenders and slotting a close-range effort into the bottom left corner.
Gremio have now won three of their past four matches under Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winning manager Scolari, who replaced Tiago Nunes in July.
The Porto Alegre outfit are 17th in the 20-team standings with 16 points, two points behind 13th-placed Bahia.
In other Brazilian Serie A fixtures on Saturday, Chapecoense drew 1-1 at Atletico Goianiense and Juventude were held to a 1-1 home draw by Fortaleza.