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Oliveira, Elias fire Atletico Mineiro to victory

IANS  |  Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 

Former internationals and Elias struck second-half goals as Atletico Mineiro came from behind to beat Atletico Paranaense 3-1 in the Brazilian football championship.

Atletico Parananese took the lead via an Iago Maidana own goal in the 10th minute at here on Monday, reports

equalized with a bullet header just before the half-hour mark and Elias then put the hosts ahead by deftly controlling a Luan pass and firing into the top corner.

Thirty-eight year-old striker Oliveira extended Atletico Mineiro's lead by blasting in from close after his first attempt was blocked by

The result lifted Atletico Mineiro to fifth in the 20-team standings, eight points behind leaders Internacional. Atletico Paranaense dropped to 14th, just three points clear of the relegation zone.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 13:23 IST