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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

Tuesday 22 July

Monday 21 July

22:40
22:38
21:56
21:31
20:39
20:29
19:16
19:11
18:21
18:06
17:17
17:17
16:59
16:55
16:37
16:26
16:11
16:04
15:21
14:57
14:57
14:44
14:08
13:57
13:15
13:02
11:54
11:45
10:49
10:20
09:34
08:28
07:06
06:41
05:29
05:26
05:24
04:46
04:39
04:18
04:18
03:14
03:04
02:37
02:15

Sunday 20 July

23:00
21:50
21:34
21:21
20:49
20:24
19:21
18:52
18:45
18:18
17:32
17:31
17:20
17:06
16:22
15:41
15:18
15:04
13:43
12:35
12:28
12:25
12:01
10:47
10:19
09:26
07:30
05:54
05:33
03:45
00:58
00:52
00:14
00:07

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 11 +11 25
2 11 +7 20
3 11 +6 19
4 11 +6 19
5 11 +6 19
6 11 +5 19
7 11 +3 19
8 11 -1 18
9 11 +6 17
10 11 +0 17
11 10 +2 15
12 11 -5 13
13 11 +1 12
14 11 -8 11
15 10 -2 11
16 11 -5 9
17 11 -5 8
18 11 -10 7
19 11 -5 7
20 11 -12 7

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