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2020-21 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Luciano (36')
  • Víctor Cuesta (8')
  • Caio (24')
  • Yuri Alberto (60', 66', 68')

Inter hammer leaders Sao Paulo to go top in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's rollercoaster league title race took another dramatic turn on Wednesday when International thrashed Sao Paulo 5-1 away from home to leapfrog the leaders with seven games remaining.

Sao Paulo were 2-0 down within 24 minutes thanks to goals from Victor Leandro Cuesta and Caio. They pulled one back before halftime through Luciano Neves but a second-half hat-trick from Yuri Alberto capped a dominating performance from the visitors.

The defeat extended Sao Paulo's winless run to five matches in all competitions and heaped pressure on coach Fernando Diniz.

Inter’s seventh consecutive league win moved the Porto Alegre side two points clear the top of Serie A. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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