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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Yuri Alberto (33')
  • Nonato (59')
  • Heitor (53')
  • Giovanni Augusto (48')
  • Sabino (74')

Ten-man Internacional drop points at home to Coritiba

PORTO ALEGRE, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Title challengers Internacional missed a chance to open up a gap at the top of Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Coritiba.

Inter had not won in the league since Oct. 18 but Yuri Alberto put them in front after 33 minutes with a powerful header only for Giovanni Augusto to equalise three minutes after the break.

Inter had Heitor Rodrigues da Fonseca sent off after 55 minutes but they still managed to take the lead again when Nonato completed a counter attack on the hour.

Coritiba, however, pegged them back once more with a Sabino header 16 minutes from fulltime.

The result leaves Inter one point ahead of reigning champions Flamengo, who play away at fourth-placed Atletico Mineiro later on Sunday.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie Editing by Toby Davis)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 28 +26 60
2 Internacional 29 +18 53
3 Fluminense 29 +13 51
4 Corinthians 29 +7 50
5 Flamengo 29 +20 48
6 Athletico-PR 29 +2 47
7 Atlético-MG 29 +5 43
8 América-MG 29 -2 42
9 Fortaleza 29 -2 37
10 Botafogo 28 -2 37
11 Santos 29 +5 37
12 Goiás 29 -5 37
13 São Paulo 28 +8 37
14 Red Bull Bragantino 29 0 35
15 Coritiba 28 -14 31
16 Ceará 29 -4 31
17 Cuiabá 29 -9 30
18 Avaí 29 -18 28
19 Atlético-GO 29 -18 25
20 Juventude 29 -30 19