Flamengo overrun Athletico to go second in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Flamengo’s Bruno Henrique scored his fifth purpose in 4 video games as they overran Athletico Paranaense 3-0 with a commanding first-half efficiency in Sunday’s Serie A conflict in Brazil.

The former Wolfsburg and Santos striker scored a brace in every of Flamengo’s two Copa Libertadores semi-final legs final month and hit the goal once more with a stooped header after 10 minutes at residence to Athletico.

By that point Flamengo have been already a purpose up by Everton Ribeiro, who bundled residence from shut vary after 5 minutes.

Andreas Pereira, on mortgage from Manchester United, scored the third on the stroke of halftime after a lightning counter assault.

The consequence lifts Flamengo into second place in Serie A on purpose distinction with 38 factors from 20 matches, above Palmeiras, who’ve performed a recreation extra and host Juventude in a while Sunday.

The two groups are 11 factors behind Atletico Mineiro who’ve performed 22. Athletico Paranaense are ninth, with 30 factors.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Ken Ferris

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Athletico Paranaense - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - October 3, 2021 Flamengo's Mauricio Isla in action with Athletico Paranaense's Nicolas REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Athletico Paranaense - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - October 3, 2021 Flamengo's Everton Ribeiro in action with Athletico Paranaense's Pedro Henrique REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Athletico Paranaense - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - October 3, 2021 Flamengo's Mauricio Isla in action with Athletico Paranaense's Nicolas REUTERS/Pilar Olivares