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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 37 +21 71
2 Internacional 37 +26 69
3 Atlético-MG 37 +17 65
4 São Paulo 37 +17 63
5 Fluminense 37 +11 61
6 Grêmio 37 +14 59
7 Palmeiras 37 +16 58
8 Santos 37 +3 54
9 Athletico-PR 37 0 50
10 Corinthians 37 0 50
11 Red Bull Bragantino 37 +9 50
12 Ceará 37 +2 49
13 Atlético-GO 37 -7 47
14 Sport 37 -17 42
15 Bahia 37 -13 41
16 Fortaleza 37 -8 41
17 Vasco da Gama 37 -20 38
18 Goiás 37 -21 37
19 Coritiba 37 -21 31
20 Botafogo 37 -29 27