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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 5 September

16:11
16:01
14:46
13:57
13:19
12:49
12:42
11:52
10:02
06:52
06:06
06:06
05:33
05:21
04:32
03:51
03:45
03:41
03:27
01:55
00:49
00:32
00:25
00:07
00:06
00:02

Friday 4 September

23:49
22:57
22:53
22:41
22:37
21:45
21:29
21:10
20:28
20:02
20:00
19:01
18:52
18:09
17:22
17:03
16:58
10:55
10:31
10:11
09:22
07:39
07:08
06:41
05:34
04:37
04:36
03:34
02:07
00:35
00:17
00:11

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:20
00:02

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +20 49
2 22 +16 42
3 22 +14 41
4 22 +4 36
5 22 +6 35
6 22 +13 34
7 22 +0 33
8 22 +7 33
9 22 -2 32
10 22 +8 32
11 22 -2 31
12 22 -5 28
13 22 -4 27
14 22 -8 26
15 22 -5 25
16 22 +1 25
17 22 -13 23
18 22 -9 23
19 22 -8 20
20 22 -33 13

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