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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 19 +16 42
2 Palmeiras 19 +7 35
3 Flamengo 17 +18 34
4 Fortaleza 20 +7 33
5 Red Bull Bragantino 19 +9 32
6 Corinthians 20 +2 29
7 Fluminense 20 -1 28
8 Cuiabá 20 +1 27
9 Internacional 19 +1 26
10 Atlético-GO 19 -2 26
11 Athletico-PR 19 0 24
12 Ceará 19 -2 24
13 Santos 20 -5 23
14 Juventude 20 -6 23
15 Bahia 20 -8 22
16 São Paulo 19 -6 22
17 América-MG 19 -5 21
18 Grêmio 18 -4 19
19 Sport 20 -7 17
20 Chapecoense 20 -15 10