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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Jair (79')
  • Eduardo Sasha (89')

Atletico score late to defeat Palmeiras 2-0

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Late goals from Jair and Eduardo Sasha gave Atletico Mineiro a 2-0 win over Palmeiras in Belo Horizonte on Thursday.

The result in their final league match of the season means Atletico Mineiro finish in third place in Brazil's Serie A, two points ahead of Sao Paulo in fourth.

Palmeiras finished seventh.

Both sides will play in next season’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, with Palmeiras qualifying as holders.

Jair got the opener for the home side after 79 minutes and Eduardo Sasha doubled their lead a minute before time. (Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 13 +13 31
2 Atlético-MG 13 +9 28
3 Fortaleza 13 +12 27
4 Red Bull Bragantino 13 +8 24
5 Athletico-PR 12 +8 23
6 Flamengo 11 +12 21
7 Ceará 13 +2 19
8 Atlético-GO 13 -3 18
9 Bahia 13 -4 17
10 Corinthians 13 0 17
11 Fluminense 13 -2 17
12 Santos 13 -1 16
13 Juventude 13 -5 16
14 Internacional 13 -6 14
15 Cuiabá 12 -3 12
16 Sport 13 -4 11
17 São Paulo 13 -8 11
18 América-MG 13 -8 10
19 Grêmio 11 -7 7
20 Chapecoense 13 -13 4