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Flamengo beat Inter to keep slim title hopes alive

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Flamengo scored twice within the opening 11 minutes to set themselves up for a 2-1 win over Internacional on Saturday and keep their slim possibilities alive of overhauling Atletico Mineiro on the prime of Brazil’s Serie A.

Gabriel Barbosa put Flamengo forward with a low shot after 4 minutes and Andreas Pereira charged ahead to volley residence a second seven minutes later.

Taison pulled one again for Inter 4 minutes earlier than half time and though either side had ample possibilities to rating within the second interval it completed 2-1 for the guests.

The end result, which got here simply hours after Atletico beat Juventude 2-0, means Flamengo now have 66 factors, eight behind the league leaders with 5 video games left to play.

Inter stay in seventh spot with 47 factors.

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Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Michael Perry

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship -  Internacional v Flamengo - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil - November 20, 2021 Flamengo's Gabriel Barbosa in action with Internacional's Victor Cuesta REUTERS/Diego Vara

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship -  Internacional v Flamengo - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil - November 20, 2021 Flamengo's Vitinho in action with Internacional's Rodrigo Dourado REUTERS/Diego Vara

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship -  Internacional v Flamengo - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil - November 20, 2021 Flamengo's Mauricio Isla in action with Internacional's Patrick REUTERS/Diego Vara

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