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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 37 +21 71
2 Internacional 37 +26 69
3 Atlético-MG 37 +17 65
4 São Paulo 37 +17 63
5 Fluminense 37 +11 61
6 Grêmio 37 +14 59
7 Palmeiras 37 +16 58
8 Santos 37 +3 54
9 Athletico-PR 37 0 50
10 Corinthians 37 0 50
11 Red Bull Bragantino 37 +9 50
12 Ceará 37 +2 49
13 Atlético-GO 37 -7 47
14 Sport 37 -17 42
15 Bahia 37 -13 41
16 Fortaleza 37 -8 41
17 Vasco da Gama 37 -20 38
18 Goiás 37 -21 37
19 Coritiba 37 -21 31
20 Botafogo 37 -29 27