Atlético Mineiro beats Fluminense and takes another step towards the title
With two goals from Hulk, Galo makes it 2-1 in the Tricolor and goes
Published in 28/11/2021 - 20:07 By Juliano Justo - Repórter da TV Brasil - Rio de Janeiro
Atlético Mineiro beat Fluminense by 2-1 on Sunday afternoon (28), in a match valid for the 36th round of the Brazilian Nationals and played at Mineirão stadium. The first goal of the game was scored by Tricolor in the 13th minute. Defender Manoel took advantage of the lifting in the area and the failure of the Minas defender to open the header.
Then, with a lot of pressure from Atlético, the tie came. Referee Marielson Alves da Silva scored a penalty with the help of the VAR in a bid involving the tricolor Marlon and the athlete Diego Costa. After much complaint, Hulk hit and evened the score in the 37th minute. In the final stage, at 14 minutes, the same Hulk hit a foul and had a deflection at the barrier to score Galo's second goal and close the score.
With this victory, Atlético reached 78 points and opened 11 points ahead of vice-leader Flamengo. And, if Rubro-Negro from Rio doesn't beat Ceará, at Maracanã, on Tuesday (30), the Belo Horizonte team will be Brazilian champion mathematically after 50 years. If Flamengo wins, Atlético will get the cup in advance if they beat Bahia in Salvador on Thursday (2). Meanwhile, Fluminense remained in the 7th position with 51 points. Tricolor Carioca returns to play on Sunday (5) against Bahia in Salvador.
Corinthians wins Hurricane and remains in the G4
Also for the 36th round this Sunday afternoon (28), Corinthians beat Athletico Paranaense by 1-0 at Arena Neo Química in São Paulo. The result kept Timão in the G4 of the competition. The team is in 4th with 56 points. Hurricane dropped one position and now occupies 14th place with 42, still at risk of relegation. The goal was scored with a penalty in the 19th minute of the final stage by full-back Fábio Santos.
Corinthians returns to play next Sunday (5), against Grêmio, in São Paulo, for the 37th round. On Friday (3), Athletico receives Cuiabá in a game valid for the 35th round.
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Edition: Pedro Ivo de Oliveira