Brazil Campeonato Review

Atletico edge out Vasco

August 13, 2012

Atletico Mineiro moved three points clear at the top of the Brazilian Campeonato standings on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 home win over Vasco da Gama.

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Jo netted the game's only goal 20 minutes from the end to lift the leaders four points ahead of their opponents, who slipped to third spot following Fluminense's 1-0 triumph over fourth-bottom Palmeiras.

Jean's 85th-minute strike proved decisive for the Rio de Janeiro club, putting them second in the table - although both they and Vasco have played a game more than Atletico.

Fourth-placed Gremio left it late to claim a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Sao Paulo, Andre Lima grabbing a last-minute winner after Werley had cancelled out Cicero's opener.

Mike also netted in the final minute as fifth-placed Internacional fought from a goal down to defeat Ponte Preta 2-1, Cicinho having put the away team ahead five minutes before the interval only for Jaja to restore parity on the hour.

Romarinho's last-gasp winner completed a dramatic 2-1 win for Corinthians at Coritiba. Everton had put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time but Paulinho equalised midway through the second half before Romarinho had the final word.

Finally, Bruno Mineiro's 39th-minute equaliser earned Portuguesa a 1-1 home draw against Botafogo, who had taken a 19th-minute lead through Elkeson.