Hulk scores twice as Atletico beat Juventude

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Two second half objectives from Hulk gave Atletico Mineiro a 2-0 win over Juventude on Saturday and prolonged their lead on the prime of Brazil’s Serie A to 11 factors.

In entrance of a crowd of 61,000 on the Mineirao stadium, the Brazil striker scored the primary from the penalty spot after 72 minutes after which doubled their lead 4 minutes later with a perfectly positioned strike from exterior the field.

The two objectives took him on to 14 for the league season and prime place within the goalscorer’s desk.

With 5 video games remaining, the consequence lifts Atletico on to 74 factors, 11 away from second-placed Flamengo, who play Internacional in a while Saturday.

Juventude are in fifteenth place, 35 factors behind the league leaders.

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Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Sandra Maler

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship -  Atletico Mineiro v Juventude - Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - November 20, 2021 Atletico Mineiro players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Washington Alves