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Brazil Serie A Wrap: Cruzeiro crush Mineiro

29 July 2013 04:34

Newly crowned Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Mineiro came crashing down after losing 4-1 to Cruzeiro on Sunday.

Mineiro lifted the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history after beating Olimpia 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday.

But Mineiro, who were without the services of star playmaker Ronaldinho, suffered a hangover as they were soundly beaten by Marcelo Oliveira's men, who moved top of the Brazil Serie A.

Alecsandro had given Mineiro an 18th-minute lead from the penalty spot but that was as good as it got for the visitors, with a Ricardo Goulart brace and goals from Everton Ribeiro and Nilton completing the win.

Cruzeiro are level on points with Internacional, who were beaten 3-0 at Nautico, but occupy top spot on goal difference.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Botafogo dropped to third after they played out a 1-1 draw with Flamengo, while Coritiba could only manage a point following their 1-1 stalemate at home to Vitoria.

Strugglers Sao Paulo are still searching for their first win in over a month, with a goalless draw at Corinthians leaving the Brazilian giants without a victory in five games.

Gremio returned to the winners' list after accounting for Fluminense 2-0, while Bahia edged Goias 2-1 in their mid-table clash.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Vasco da Gama threw away a two-goal lead but did enough to beat Criciuma 3-2 for their second successive win, Atletico PR climbed out of the relegation zone thanks a 3-2 triumph at Portuguesa and Santos suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ponte Preta.

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Competition
Serie A
Date
28 July 2013
Game week
9
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
4 - 1

Goals

0 - 1
18' Alecsandro (PG)
Everton Ribeiro 32'
(assist by Luan) 
1 - 1
2 - 1
Nilton 53'
(assist by Egídio) 
3 - 1
4 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

Saturday 4 July

Friday 3 July

Thursday 2 July

22:43
22:21
21:45
20:00
19:47
19:25
18:52
18:02
17:35
14:50
14:44
14:42
14:12
13:27
13:16
13:11
13:08
12:07
11:58
11:36
10:42
10:12
09:47
08:38
05:36
05:02
04:16
03:49
03:42
03:07
01:35
00:34

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 10 +10 22
2 10 +11 20
3 10 +4 20
4 10 +3 20
5 10 +5 19
6 10 +2 19
7 10 +2 17
8 10 +3 16
9 10 +6 15
10 10 -2 13
11 10 -3 13
12 10 -2 12
13 10 -3 12
14 10 -1 10
15 10 -4 10
16 10 -2 10
17 10 -3 9
18 10 -9 9
19 10 -7 7
20 10 -10 4

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