2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Dudu (44' OG)
  • Diego Churín (62')
  • Gustavo Ferrareis (57')

Gremio beat Atletico Goianiense 2-1 to keep Brazil title hopes alive

PORTO ALEGRE, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Gremio kept their slim Brazilian title hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Atletico Goianiense in Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Dudu’s own goal a minute before the halftime break put hosts Gremio ahead before Gustavo Ferrareis equalised for Atletico 12 minutes into the second half.

However, it took only five more minutes for Gremio to go back into the lead with Diego Churin's goal allowed to stand after a Video Assistant Referee review.

Gremio are now fifth in Serie A, 11 points behind leaders Sao Paulo. Atletico dropped a place into 12th.

(Writing by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 14 +17 29
2 Corinthians 14 +7 26
3 Athletico-PR 14 +2 24
4 Internacional 14 +7 24
5 Atlético-MG 14 +6 24
6 Fluminense 14 +2 21
7 Santos 14 +5 19
8 São Paulo 14 +3 19
9 Flamengo 14 +1 18
10 Botafogo 14 -3 18
11 Avaí 14 -4 18
12 Red Bull Bragantino 14 +1 18
13 Atlético-GO 14 -3 17
14 Goiás 14 -3 17
15 Ceará 14 0 17
16 Coritiba 14 -6 15
17 América-MG 14 -6 15
18 Cuiabá 14 -7 13
19 Juventude 14 -12 11
20 Fortaleza 14 -7 10