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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Yuri Alberto (4')
  • Rodrigo Dourado (10')
  • Joao Peglow (71')
  • Carlinhos (77' OG)
  • Wellington Paulista (14' PEN)
  • Romarinho (56')

Inter win sixth straight in Brazil, now just a point off the lead

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Internacional recorded their sixth straight league win with a 4-2 victory over Fortaleza in Brazil's Serie A on Sunday to move a point off the lead.

After leaders Sao Paulo stumbled earlier on Sunday by drawing 1-1 with Athletico Paranaense, Inter, with the help of two own goals, moved into second place, three points ahead of Atletico Mineiro, who have a game in hand.

Inter were 2-0 up after 10 minutes thanks to an own goal from Paulao and a header from Rodrigo Dourado before Wellington Paulista pulled one back from the penalty spot after 14 minutes.

The visitors were back on level terms through Romarinho's half-volley 11 minutes into the second half but Peglow restored Inter’s lead after 71 minutes following good work from Patrick on the left.

An own goal from Carlinhos with 13 minutes remaining rounded off the scoring. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 27 +25 57
2 Internacional 27 +17 49
3 Fluminense 27 +11 48
4 Flamengo 27 +18 45
5 Corinthians 27 +4 44
6 Athletico-PR 27 +2 44
7 Atlético-MG 27 +4 40
8 América-MG 27 -2 39
9 Goiás 27 -3 37
10 São Paulo 28 +8 37
11 Botafogo 27 -3 34
12 Santos 27 +4 34
13 Red Bull Bragantino 27 +3 34
14 Fortaleza 27 -4 31
15 Ceará 27 -2 31
16 Coritiba 27 -15 28
17 Avaí 28 -17 28
18 Cuiabá 27 -8 27
19 Atlético-GO 27 -18 22
20 Juventude 27 -24 19