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Internacional go top, Sao Paulo stumble in Brazilian Serie A

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97   //    12 Jun 2016, 14:00 IST

Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Internacional moved to the top of Brazil's Serie A standings after a 3-1 home victory over America Mineiro.

Forward Aylon scored twice in the first six minutes before Adalberto pegged a goal back for the visitors with 20 minutes gone on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Defender Ernando then made it 3-1 with a header 17 minutes from time.

The result at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre meant Internacional now have 16 points, two more than local rivals Gremio, who are second in the standings.

In other matches on Saturday, Gremio drew 1-1 at Fluminense, Ponte Preta overcame Chapecoense 2-1 and Atletico Paranaense won 2-1 at Sao Paulo.

--IANS

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