Everton (R) of Flamengo vies with Lucas of Fluminense during the 2017 Brazilian(Brasileiro) Serie A 27th round match between Fluminense and Flamengo at the Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, on Oct. 12, 2017. The match ended with 1-1 draw. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A second-half goal from former Brazil international defender Rever earned Flamengo a 1-1 draw with Rio de Janeiro rivals Fluminense in their Brazilian Serie A clash on Thursday.
Fluminense took the lead just after half-time at the Maracana stadium when Flamengo defender Para turned the ball into his own net.
The equalizer came when an unmarked Rever met Everton's 69th-minute free-kick at the far post and powered a downward header past goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri.
The result left Flamengo seventh in the 20-team standings while Fluminense was 15th, just a point clear of the relegation zone.
In other matches on Thursday, Santos drew 1-1 at Ponte Preta and Sport won 2-1 at Vitoria.