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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A

Santos dominate but can't score in 0-0 draw at Botafogo

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Santos could not turn their dominance into goals as they shared the points with Botafogo in a 0-0 draw in Rio de Janeiro.

The visitors had the lion’s share of the possession and 14 shots on goal to Botafogo’s three, but profligacy and a fine performance from Gatito in the Botafogo goal helped the home side to a point that extended their winless streak to seven games.

Santos remain in seventh place in the Serie A table with 15 points, six points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro, while Botafogo are third from bottom with 10 points. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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