Leaders Atletico Mineiro held by Palmeiras

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SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Patrick de Paula missed a second-half penalty for Palmeiras however they nonetheless earned a 2-2 draw with Brazilian league leaders Atletico Mineiro on Tuesday.

Wesley put Palmeiras forward in 28 minutes with an angled shot however Federico Zaracho equalised eight minutes later, capitalising on a mistake by Jailson to volley dwelling.

De Paula’s penalty in 56 minutes was saved brilliantly by Everson however the dwelling facet went forward a minute later, Deyverson scoring from a nook.

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However, Atletico’s Hulk, the league’s prime goalscorer, acquired his fifteenth purpose of the season after the hour mark to make it 2-2.

Atletico stay eight factors clear on the prime with 4 video games left after second-placed Flamengo drew 2-2 with Gremio earlier on Tuesday.

Palmeiras, who rested some first-team gamers forward of Saturday’s Copa Libertadores remaining in opposition to Flamengo, are third, an additional eight factors again.

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Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Palmeiras v Atletico Mineiro - Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 23, 2021 Palmeiras' Deyverson celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Palmeiras v Atletico Mineiro - Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 23, 2021 Palmeiras' Patrick de Paula shakes hands with Atletico Mineiro's Nathan Silva after the match REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Palmeiras v Atletico Mineiro - Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 23, 2021 Palmeiras fans after the match REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli