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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Luciano (36')
  • Víctor Cuesta (8')
  • Caio (24')
  • Yuri Alberto (60', 66', 68')

Inter hammer leaders Sao Paulo to go top in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's rollercoaster league title race took another dramatic turn on Wednesday when International thrashed Sao Paulo 5-1 away from home to leapfrog the leaders with seven games remaining.

Sao Paulo were 2-0 down within 24 minutes thanks to goals from Victor Leandro Cuesta and Caio. They pulled one back before halftime through Luciano Neves but a second-half hat-trick from Yuri Alberto capped a dominating performance from the visitors.

The defeat extended Sao Paulo's winless run to five matches in all competitions and heaped pressure on coach Fernando Diniz.

Inter’s seventh consecutive league win moved the Porto Alegre side two points clear the top of Serie A. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Flamengo 37 +21 71
2 Internacional 37 +26 69
3 Atlético-MG 37 +17 65
4 São Paulo 37 +17 63
5 Fluminense 37 +11 61
6 Grêmio 37 +14 59
7 Palmeiras 37 +16 58
8 Santos 37 +3 54
9 Athletico-PR 37 0 50
10 Corinthians 37 0 50
11 Red Bull Bragantino 37 +9 50
12 Ceará 37 +2 49
13 Atlético-GO 37 -7 47
14 Sport 37 -17 42
15 Bahia 37 -13 41
16 Fortaleza 37 -8 41
17 Vasco da Gama 37 -20 38
18 Goiás 37 -21 37
19 Coritiba 37 -21 31
20 Botafogo 37 -29 27