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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Eduardo Vargas (44')

Atletico Mineiro win to put pressure on league leaders

CURITIBA, Brazil, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro bounced back after missing a penalty to beat Athletico Paranaense 1-0 on Saturday and move to within four points of Brazilian league leaders Sao Paulo.

Keno’s spot kick was saved by Santos after half an hour but Eduardo Vargas made amends for the visitors two minutes before half time when his angled drive found the roof of the net.

The result means second-placed Atletico move on to 46 points, four behind Sao Paulo, who are away at arch rivals Corinthians on Sunday. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Clare Fallon)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlético-MG 20 +19 45
2 Palmeiras 20 +9 38
3 Flamengo 18 +17 34
4 Fortaleza 21 +6 33
5 Red Bull Bragantino 20 +9 33
6 Corinthians 21 +2 30
7 Internacional 20 +2 29
8 Fluminense 21 -1 29
9 Cuiabá 21 +1 28
10 Athletico-PR 20 +1 27
11 Atlético-GO 20 -3 26
12 São Paulo 20 -5 25
13 Ceará 20 -2 25
14 Santos 21 -5 24
15 Bahia 21 -8 23
16 Juventude 21 -7 23
17 Grêmio 19 -3 22
18 América-MG 20 -5 22
19 Sport 21 -10 17
20 Chapecoense 21 -17 10