October 27, 2018 / 10:17 PM / 23 days ago

Soccer-Santos beat Fluminense with three late goals

SANTOS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Santos extended their fine run of league form when they defeated Fluminense 3-0 with all the goals coming in the last eight minutes in Brazil’s Serie A on Saturday.

Gabriel Barbosa broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute when he scored from the penalty spot after he was adjudged to have been pulled back inside the area.

Victor Ferraz got a second with three minutes remaining and Carlos Sanchez added the third goal a minute later to set the seal on a fine second-half performance.

The result, Santos’ fourth win in five games, takes them to 46 points in seventh place, equal with Atletico Mineiro, who play Ceara on Monday.

The top six in the league qualify for next year’s Copa Libertadores. (Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Ken Ferris)

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