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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 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