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2020 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 Atlético-MG 35 +32 78
2 Flamengo 35 +36 70
3 Palmeiras 36 +14 62
4 Corinthians 36 +5 56
5 Red Bull Bragantino 36 +9 53
6 Fortaleza 35 -2 52
7 Fluminense 36 -1 51
8 América-MG 36 +2 49
9 Ceará 36 +2 49
10 Internacional 36 +4 48
11 Santos 36 -6 46
12 São Paulo 35 -5 45
13 Atlético-GO 35 -7 44
14 Juventude 35 -6 43
15 Cuiabá 35 -3 43
16 Athletico-PR 35 -5 42
17 Bahia 35 -9 40
18 Grêmio 35 -11 36
19 Sport 35 -14 33
20 Chapecoense 35 -35 15