Scolari makes winning return in Brazil

Scolari, until last week a favourite to reclaim the Brazil job after their quarter-final defeat under Dunga in South Africa, saw his Palmeiras team beat Santos 2-1 in the resumption of the Brazilian championship after the World Cup recess.

Meanwhile, title holders Flamengo beat Botafogo 1-0 in a Rio de Janeiro derby at the Maracana as they sought to put behind them an unhappy break that included the arrest of captain Bruno in connection with a murder case.

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