Atletico Mineiro lose 3-0 to Palmeiras, miss chance to go top


Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Palmeiras v Atletico Mineiro - Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 2, 2020 Palmeiras' Wesley scores their third goal REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro missed the chance to return to the top of Brazil's Serie A on Monday after losing 3-0 to Palmeiras.

A first-half opener from Raphael Veiga was followed by goals from Roni in the 70th minute and Wesley seven minutes later to seal the points for the Sao Paulo side.

Atletico, three points behind joint leaders Internacional and Flamengo, remain in third place, although they have played a game less.

Palmeiras are in seventh, seven points off the lead.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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