The Mineiro de Sampaoli defeats Atlético Goiás and assumes the leadership in Brazil

He Athletic Mineiro, under the command of the Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, assumed this Saturday as leader of the Brazilian Championship by winning 3-4 at Athletic Goianiense and move to second place Internacional, defeated 1-0 in their visit to Strength.

With three goals from striker Keno and one from attacker Nathan, the Mineiro team got the three points that leave it leading, with 21 points, followed by Internacional, which is provisionally in second place with 20 units waiting for Sunday's matches , where it can fall further.

Those led by Argentine Eduardo Coudet can descend to third position, by goal difference, if Vasco da Gama, who adds 17 points, manages to beat Coritiba as a visitor this Sunday.

The meeting between the Mineiro team and Atlético Goianiense was dynamic, with a first half giving the host the advantage and a complementary one where the Sampaolí team showed its strengths.

Atlético Goianiense, which dropped one position to 12th place, showed the host's own enthusiasm from the beginning and opened the scoring in the first minutes with a score from midfielder Oliveira.

The tie came with Keno, the star of the night, who from the beginning of the match tried to reach the goal but only got his first score at 52 minutes with the collection of a penalty.

The joy of the Mineiros vanished two minutes later with a beautiful goal scored by the attacker Gustavo Ferrareis, which restored hope to the entire state of Goiás.

However, Nathan's goal in the 59th minute, which leveled the match again, began to throw the host team out of control, which received two more Keno scores in just 15 minutes.

However, those led by Wagner Mancini did not give up and played with determination until the end, when in the last minute the defender Gilvan discounted with an unexpected goal.

In the match between Internacional and Fortaleza, those led by Argentine Eduardo Coudet suffered their second consecutive defeat this Saturday, in a match where the “colorado” was overshadowed by the host team and only showed some of their strength over time. complementary.

The first part of the match ended in zero and with a game where the lack of enthusiasm shone, although an attempt by midfielder Felipe at 18 minutes into the game scared the International.

The host team showed its nervousness from the beginning due to the departure of Colombian defender Juan Sebastián Quintero due to a discomfort in his leg, but the desire of Felipe, who managed to secure the victory with a goal in the 65th minute, restored safety to Fortaleza that began to be dominated by the International.

With the victory, Fortaleza adds 15 points and climbs to eighth place after climbing two positions.

In the third game on Saturday, Bragantino, the host team, surprised by beating visiting Ceará 4-2 and defining the dispute almost from the first half.

With goals from defender Leo Ortiz, midfielder Bruno Tubarao, forward Alerrandro and midfielder Lucas Evangelista, the São Paulo club scored the results in a game where both teams had a chance.

Ortiz opened the scoring at five minutes after a play started by Claudinho, but fifteen minutes later Ceará equalized with a Vinicius penalty that left Julio César safe in the goal.

Bragantino's second came a few minutes later with a goal from Bruno Tubarao and the São Paulo team secured the lead in the 44th minute with a direct shot from Alerrandro.

The definition came in the second half, at 61 minutes, with an elegant play by Evangelista that sent the ball over the goalkeeper of Ceará, Fernando Prass.

However, the discount was achieved by midfielder Wesley by scoring Ceará's second goal near the end of the game.

With the result, Bragantino rises four places and is located in the sixteenth position and Ceará falls to the tenth with 13 points.