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Brazil Serie A wrap: Atletico Mineiro stay top

16 July 2012 19:40

Atletico Mineiro consolidated their position atop the Brazilian Serie A after coming from behind to beat Figueirense 4-3 on Saturday.

Figueirense were winless in their last seven games heading into this match and looked like they would extend their sorry run to eight games after former Barcelona and AC Milan forward Ronaldinho broke the deadlock for the visitors from the penalty spot on 18 minutes.

However, the hosts hit back, scoring two goals before the break through Anderson Conceicao and Julio Cesar to end the half 2-1 ahead.

Half-time substitute Roni opened up a two-goal lead for Figueirense on the hour mark but Ronaldinho set up Leonardo Silva five minutes later to reduce the deficit.

And it was all downhill from there for the home side as Bernard and Guilherme both scored in the space of five minutes to complete an amazing turnaround at the Estadio Orlando Scarpelli.

Meanwhile, Copa Libertadores champions Corinthians had midfielder Danilo to thank as they climbed out of the relegation zone with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Nautico.

Having lost to title hopefuls Botafogo in their previous outing, Corinthians entered the match in need of maximum points but found themselves trailing after 22 minutes.

Elicarlos opened the scoring for Nautico but their lead was short-lived as Danilo levelled proceedings only seconds later.

And Danilo was at it again, netting Corinthians' second and the winning goal five minutes after the interval.

Elsewhere on Saturday, a Roger hat-trick inspired Ponte Preta to a comprehensive 4-1 victory against relegation-threatened Coritiba.

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
2 22 +13 42
3 22 +9 38
4 21 +12 36
5 22 +13 35
6 21 +4 35

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