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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Germán Cano (18', 59')
  • Yago Pikachu (32')
  • Hyoran (67')
  • Eduardo Sasha (90'+4')

Atletico's title chances ebb with 3-2 loss to Vasco

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro saw their chances of a second Brazilian league title ebb on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat away at Vasco da Gama.

The Belo Horizonte side started the day in fourth place in Brazil’s Serie A, five points behind leaders Internacional.

But Hyoran missed a penalty after 15 minutes, and bad went to worse when German Cano and Yago Pikachu scored to give Vasco a 2-0 lead by half time.

Cano made it 3-0 after 59 minutes before Hyoran got one back midway through the second half.

Eduardo Sasha scored a second for Atletico in stoppage time but it was too little too late and Vasco took a vital three points that lifts them out of the relegation zone into 14th place in the 20-team table.

Atletico remains in fourth. (Reporting by Andrew Downie)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Flamengo 38 +20 71
2 Internacional 38 +26 70
3 Atlético-MG 38 +19 68
4 São Paulo 38 +18 66
5 Fluminense 38 +13 64
6 Grêmio 38 +13 59
7 Palmeiras 38 +14 58
8 Santos 38 +1 54
9 Athletico-PR 38 +2 53
10 Red Bull Bragantino 38 +10 53
11 Ceará 38 +3 52
12 Corinthians 38 0 51
13 Atlético-GO 38 -5 50
14 Bahia 38 -11 44
15 Sport 38 -19 42
16 Fortaleza 38 -10 41
17 Vasco da Gama 38 -19 41
18 Goiás 38 -22 37
19 Coritiba 38 -23 31
20 Botafogo 38 -30 27