Flamengo regain top spot in Brazil’s Serie A

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Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Everton Ribeiro scored late as Flamengo regained the top spot in Brazil’s Serie A standings with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Mineiro.

Ribeiro struck with a 80th-minute tap-in after Vinicius Junior’s left-wing cross at Atletico’s Independencia stadium here on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.

The victory means Flamengo now have 14 points from seven matches, one point more than second-placed Fluminense, who beat Chapecoense 3-1 at home earlier on Saturday.

In the day’s only other match, Sport Recife upset nine-time champions Palmeiras with a 3-2 victory away from home.

Sport rose to sixth in the standings, behind fifth-placed Palmeiras on goal difference.

–IANS

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