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Champions Flamengo move into fourth spot with 3-1 win

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Flamengo got three goals in a busy second half to help them beat Atletico Paranaense 3-1 in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Pedro opened the scoring after 56 minutes and Bruno Henrique doubled Flamengo’s lead from the penalty spot three minutes later.

Although Renato Kayzer pulled one back for the visitors with a 67th-minute header, Everton Ribeiro restored Flamengo’s two-goal cushion 10 minutes later.

The win took champions Flamengo into fourth place in the Serie A table with 21 points.

Atletico are seven points behind in 11th spot.

Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Ed Osmond

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