Gabriel Barbosa fires Santos to victory in Brazil's Serie A

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-14 14:14:00|Editor: ZD
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RIO DE JANEIRO, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Two second-half goals from Internazionale loanee Gabriel Barbosa helped Santos to a 3-1 victory over Parana Clube in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.

Brazil under-17 forward Rodrygo Goes netted from close range at the Vila Belmiro stadium and Barbosa made it 2-0 with a header on the hour mark.

Barbosa then tucked away the hosts' third goal after an Arthur Gomes pass before Silvinho pulled one back for the visitors with a long-range strike.

Meanwhile, Flamengo suffered their first league defeat of the year, succumbing 3-2 at Chapeoconese.

Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero cancelled out an early Hector Canteros strike, but Guilherme restored the hosts' lead in the 68th minute.

Real Madrid-bound forward Vinicius Jesus put Flamengo back on level terms before Leandro Pereira slid in at the near post after an Eduardo cross.

In other matches on Sunday, Cruzeiro won 2-0 at home to Sport Recife, Corinthians beat Palmeiras 1-0, Atletico Mineiro won 2-1 at Atletico Paranaense, Vitoria defeated hosts Vasco da Gama 3-2 and Sao Paulo drew 2-2 at Bahia.