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Corinthians dominated Fluminense (1-0), while the leader, Atlético Mineiro easily won against Santos (3-1).

The Corinthians returned to Brazilian Serie A victory by beating Fluminense 1-0 on Wednesday, just five days after suffering their first loss in 11 league appearances.

Gabriel Pereira, 20, scored the only goal of the game, resuming a side kick in the 69th minute.

Former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian left the pitch after seven minutes for the Corinthians with a thigh injury.

The victory puts the Corinthians in sixth place, tied with fifth-placed Palmeiras with 40 points. Palmeiras has a better record in terms of goals scored and has played one game less.

The loss is the second in three games for Fluminense, who is ninth, seven points down.

Ignacio Fernandez scored one penalty and missed another.

Atletico Mineiro won against Santos 3-1 on Wednesday and remain at the top of the Brazilian Serie A.

Raniel gave Santos the lead three minutes after the start of the second half, but Fernandez reduced the score from the penalty spot in the 69th minute, before Nathan put the club ahead six minutes later of a head.

Fernandez saw another penalty kick back with 10 minutes remaining, but he reacted faster to header the rebound to make it 3-1.

Atletico therefore have 56 points, 11 more than Flamengo, who beat Juventude 3-1 in Rio de Janeiro.

Flamengo has two games in hand and the two teams meet in Rio on October 30.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-14

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