Brazil Cruzeiro Esporte Clube relegated for the first time since 98years of club history.


Cruzeiro Fc have been relegated from Brazil's top flight division for the first time in the club's 98-year history following a 2-0 home defeat by Palmeiras that triggered ugly crowd scenes inside the ground.
Belo Horizonte-based Cruzeiro, who recently won their last of their four league titles in 2014, were shamefully condemned to the second division after ending the season with five losses in a row.
The match was abandoned five minutes from time after Palmeiras scored their second goal, as angry fans ripped up seats and threw them at the players amid scuffles on the terraces.
An immediate respons from the riot police with tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest.
Cruzeiro needed only a victory and for Ceara to lose at Botafogo to avoid relegation but fell behind on 58 minutes to a goal by Ze Rafael. A late second from Dudu sealed their fate.
Ceara drew their game 1-1 to finish three points above Cruzeiro, the record six-time winners of the domestic cup competition.

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