Soccer-Athletico own goal gives Fluminense 1-0 win in Curitiba


Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Athletico Paranaense v Fluminense - Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil - October 17, 2021 Athletico Paranaense's Ze Ivaldo scores an own goal and Fluminense's first REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

CURITIBA (Reuters) - Fluminense won for the first time in four Brazilian league games on Sunday when an own goal gave them a barely deserved 1-0 victory at Athletico Paranaense.

The own goal from Ivaldo lifted the visitors above their rivals - who themselves have now won just once in five matches - into eighth place in the Serie A table.

Athletico had more of the ball and more shots on goal but could not score and they are now two points behind Fluminense in ninth place in the 20-team table.

The winning goal came 11 minutes before halftime when Ivaldo headed a cross from the right into his own net.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)

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