BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - A first half double from Federico Zaracho helped Atletico Mineiro on their way to a 4-1 win over Atletico-GO in Brazil’s Serie A on Thursday.
Zaracho scored in the 27th and 37th minutes before Ignacio Fernandez added a third three minutes before half time with a neatly worked counter attack.
Marlon Freitas pulled a goal back from a corner for the visitors on the stroke of half time and that seemed to be it until Fernandez got his second and Atletico’s fourth a minute from the final whistle.
The win puts Atletico Mineiro in fifth place in the 20-team table with 13 points from eight games. Atletico-GO fall to 10th with 10 points from seven matches.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Tom Hogue)