Football: Gremio and Flamengo draw in Copa Brasil

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Gremio and Flamengo played out a drab, foul-ridden 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Copa Brasil final on Tuesday. The result, in Gremio's stadium in the southern city of Porto Alegre, slightly favoured Flamengo who will play today's second leg at home in Rio de Janeiro.

Yugoslav striker Miladin Becanovic has joined Marseille from Lille on a three-year contract, a Lille official said yesterday. Becanovic scored 13 goals this season but failed to save Lille from relegation to the French Second Division.

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