Internacional keep Copa Libertadores hopes alive

Rio De Janiero, Oct 25 (IANS) Internacional maintained their hopes of a top-four finish in Brazil’s Serie A with a 1-0 win over Joinville. The four teams at the end of the season will earn a berth in next year’s Copa Libertadores.

The Copa Libertadores is South America’s top club competition.

CSKA Moscow loanee Vitinho headed in a 65th-minute winner for the hosts from an Andres D’Alessandro corner on Saturday, Xinhua reported.

The result at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre lifted Internacional to fifth in the standings, behind fourth-placed Santos on goal difference with six matches remaining.

In other matches on Saturday, Atletico Paranaense won 1-0 at Fluminense and Santos drew 0-0 at Figueirense.

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