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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Germán Cano (18', 59')
  • Yago Pikachu (32')
  • Hyoran (67')
  • Eduardo Sasha (90'+4')

Atletico's title chances ebb with 3-2 loss to Vasco

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro saw their chances of a second Brazilian league title ebb on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat away at Vasco da Gama.

The Belo Horizonte side started the day in fourth place in Brazil’s Serie A, five points behind leaders Internacional.

But Hyoran missed a penalty after 15 minutes, and bad went to worse when German Cano and Yago Pikachu scored to give Vasco a 2-0 lead by half time.

Cano made it 3-0 after 59 minutes before Hyoran got one back midway through the second half.

Eduardo Sasha scored a second for Atletico in stoppage time but it was too little too late and Vasco took a vital three points that lifts them out of the relegation zone into 14th place in the 20-team table.

Atletico remains in fourth. (Reporting by Andrew Downie)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 28 +26 60
2 Fluminense 28 +15 51
3 Internacional 28 +17 50
4 Corinthians 28 +5 47
5 Flamengo 28 +17 45
6 Athletico-PR 28 0 44
7 Atlético-MG 28 +3 40
8 América-MG 28 -3 39
9 Botafogo 28 -2 37
10 Santos 28 +6 37
11 Goiás 28 -4 37
12 São Paulo 28 +8 37
13 Red Bull Bragantino 28 +3 35
14 Fortaleza 28 -3 34
15 Coritiba 28 -14 31
16 Ceará 28 -3 31
17 Cuiabá 28 -7 30
18 Avaí 28 -17 28
19 Atlético-GO 28 -19 22
20 Juventude 28 -28 19