Soccer-Zaracho, Fernandez both score twice in 4-1 win


Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro v Atletico Goianiensense - Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - July 1, 2021 Atletico Mineiro's Federico Zaracho celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Washington Alves

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)

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