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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Rómulo Otero (25')

Otero goal sends Sao Paulo to rare league defeat

SAO PAULO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Sao Paulo fell to their first Brazilian league defeat in 18 games on Sunday when they lost 1-0 away at arch rivals Corinthians.

The league leaders fell behind to a superb first-half shot from Romulo Otero and could not claw back an equaliser at an empty Neo Quimica arena.

The result does not change things at the top of the Serie A, where Sao Paulo, who last lost in the league at the start of September, lead Atletico Mineiro by four points and Flamengo, who have a game in hand, by five.

The three points lifted Corinthians into ninth place in the 20-team table.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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