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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Éverton (85')
  • Hyoran (31' PEN)

Late goals steal point for Gremio in title battle

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Substitute Everton scored for Gremio just four minutes after coming on against Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday, winning his side a crucial point in the 1-1 draw.

Both teams still have hopes of winning Brazil’s Serie A, although Atletico looked the more likely victors in a scrappy match and led for most of the game after Hyoran put them ahead from the penalty spot in 32 minutes.

However, Everton, who replaced Victor Ferraz with nine minutes remaining, grabbed a vital late goal in what turned out to be a frustrating night for both clubs.

Atletico remain in third on 54 points, three points behind leaders Sao Paulo and two behind Internacional, with both those teams facing off later on Wednesday.

Gremio, who have now drawn 15 of their 30 league games this season, remain in sixth spot with 51 points. (Reporting by Andrew Downie Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Flamengo 38 +20 71
2 Internacional 38 +26 70
3 Atlético-MG 38 +19 68
4 São Paulo 38 +18 66
5 Fluminense 38 +13 64
6 Grêmio 38 +13 59
7 Palmeiras 38 +14 58
8 Santos 38 +1 54
9 Athletico-PR 38 +2 53
10 Red Bull Bragantino 38 +10 53
11 Ceará 38 +3 52
12 Corinthians 38 0 51
13 Atlético-GO 38 -5 50
14 Bahia 38 -11 44
15 Sport 38 -19 42
16 Fortaleza 38 -10 41
17 Vasco da Gama 38 -19 41
18 Goiás 38 -22 37
19 Coritiba 38 -23 31
20 Botafogo 38 -30 27

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS