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2020 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 Palmeiras 14 +13 32
2 Atlético-MG 14 +11 31
3 Fortaleza 14 +10 27
4 Red Bull Bragantino 14 +9 27
5 Flamengo 12 +14 24
6 Athletico-PR 13 +6 23
7 Ceará 14 +4 22
8 Santos 14 0 19
9 Atlético-GO 14 -3 19
10 Bahia 14 -5 17
11 Corinthians 14 -2 17
12 Fluminense 13 -2 17
13 Juventude 13 -5 16
14 Internacional 14 -6 15
15 Sport 14 -3 14
16 Cuiabá 13 -3 13
17 São Paulo 14 -8 12
18 América-MG 14 -8 11
19 Grêmio 12 -8 7
20 Chapecoense 14 -14 4