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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Gustavo Henrique (4' OG)
  • Keno (8')
  • Eduardo Sasha (59')
  • Federico Zaracho (82')

Sasha brace helps Atletico to 4-0 win over Flamengo

BELO HORIZONTE, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Eduardo Sasha’s double helped Atletico Mineiro move into second place in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday with a 4-0 drubbing of reigning champions Flamengo.

The Belo Horizonte side got off to a flying start and were 2-0 up after eight minutes thanks to goals from Sasha and Keno.

Sasha got his second after an hour with a delightful diving header and then Federico Zaracho piled on the misery for the Rio club when he slipped a fourth under the advancing keeper with eight minutes remaining.

The result was Flamengo’s third league match without a win and the second in a row where they shipped four goals.

The win takes Atletico above Flamengo into second place in Serie A with both sides on 35 points, although Atletico have a game in hand.

Internacional, who drew 2-2 with Coritiba earlier on Sunday, are top with 36 points.

Only five points separate the top seven teams. (Reporting by Andrew Downie Editing by Toby Davis)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Flamengo 38 +20 71
2 Internacional 38 +26 70
3 Atlético-MG 38 +19 68
4 São Paulo 38 +18 66
5 Fluminense 38 +13 64
6 Grêmio 38 +13 59
7 Palmeiras 38 +14 58
8 Santos 38 +1 54
9 Athletico-PR 38 +2 53
10 Red Bull Bragantino 38 +10 53
11 Ceará 38 +3 52
12 Corinthians 38 0 51
13 Atlético-GO 38 -5 50
14 Bahia 38 -11 44
15 Sport 38 -19 42
16 Fortaleza 38 -10 41
17 Vasco da Gama 38 -19 41
18 Goiás 38 -22 37
19 Coritiba 38 -23 31
20 Botafogo 38 -30 27