A second-half goal from
Brazil international Lucas Paqueta handed Flamengo a 2-1 victory over
Atletico Mineiro in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
William Arao gave Flamengo the lead in the second minute at Rio's Maracana
Stadium by poking in a first-time effort after Miguel Trauco's cross.
Atletico equalized when Leonardo Silva met a Luan corner with a powerful
header into the top right corner of Flamengo's goal.
Peru international full-back Trauco was again the provider for Flamengo's
winner, delivering a precise cross from the left that Paqueta duly headed
past goalkeeper Victor.
Paqueta, who has reportedly attracted interest from Barcelona, AC Milan and
Manchester United, has now scored seven goals in 22 top flight matches in
This was just the second victory for Flamengo in all competitions since
The result left the Rio outfit fourth in the 20-team standings, three
points behind leaders Sao Paulo, while Atletico dropping to sixth, nine
points off the pace.
In other matches on Sunday, Gremio won 3-2 at home against Ceara. Hosts
Atletico Paranaense beat Parana 3-0. Internacional drew 1-1 at Corinthians.
Palmeiras won 1-0 at Sport. Cruzeiro overcame Santos 2-1 at home and and
Botafogo won 4-3 at Vitoria.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)