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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Eduardo Vargas (44')

Atletico Mineiro win to put pressure on league leaders

CURITIBA, Brazil, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro bounced back after missing a penalty to beat Athletico Paranaense 1-0 on Saturday and move to within four points of Brazilian league leaders Sao Paulo.

Keno’s spot kick was saved by Santos after half an hour but Eduardo Vargas made amends for the visitors two minutes before half time when his angled drive found the roof of the net.

The result means second-placed Atletico move on to 46 points, four behind Sao Paulo, who are away at arch rivals Corinthians on Sunday. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Clare Fallon)

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