Soccer-Hulk scores twice as Atletico beat Bahia 3-0

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro v Bahia - Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - July 25, 2021 Atletico Mineiro's Hulk celebrates scoring their second goal with coach Cuca REUTERS/Washington Alves

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Brazil striker Hulk scored twice in the second half and Nathan added a late third to give Atletico Mineiro a 3-0 win over Bahia in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday.

Hulk put Atletico ahead in the 58th minute when he finished deftly after a neatly worked one-two with Eduardo Sasha and he got a second from the penalty spot – his sixth of the league season – with 11 minutes remaining.

Nathan got the third from close range in the final minute to deal Bahia their third defeat in a row and leave them eighth in the 20-team league.

Atletico remain in second place, three points behind Palmeiras, who beat Fluminense 1-0 on Saturday.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Football

Soccer-Salah strikes twice as Liverpool thrash injury-hit Porto
Soccer-Brugge recover to win 2-1 at Leipzig
Soccer-Last-gasp Suarez penalty earns Atletico victory over 10-man Milan
Soccer-Malen's maiden goal hands Dortmund 1-0 win over Sporting
Soccer-Sheriff stun Real Madrid with shock away victory
Soccer-Messi scores maiden goal for PSG in 2-0 win over Man City
Soccer-Messi scores his first PSG goal against Man City
Soccer-Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold doubtful for Man City clash
Soccer-Shakhtar hold Inter to goalless draw as Usyk looks on
Soccer-Berghuis helps Ajax to Champions League win over Besiktas

Stories You'll Enjoy