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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

Monday 4 May

Sunday 3 May

23:57
23:34
23:27
22:56
22:42
22:27
21:11
20:29
20:20
19:57
19:38
19:18
19:10
18:52
18:49
18:18
17:54
17:16
16:54
16:53
16:26
16:23
16:02
15:37
14:16
14:15
14:09
12:34
12:02
11:26
07:30
07:05
07:01
05:02
04:57
04:56
04:01
03:56
03:54
02:42
01:50
01:10
00:46
00:12

Saturday 2 May

23:57
23:50
23:49
23:21
23:11
23:09
23:04
22:59
22:44
22:31
22:06
22:00
21:56
21:52
21:39
21:17
21:12
20:43
20:27
20:25
20:23
20:13
20:09
20:08
19:59
19:56
19:54
19:52
19:41
19:33
19:23
19:13
18:59
18:56
18:42
18:33
18:11
18:07
18:04
18:01
17:57
17:56
17:51
17:31
15:44
15:40
14:39
12:03
11:58
11:39
11:01
07:34
06:07
05:11
03:07
03:05
00:37
00:25
00:09

Serie A table

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

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