Santos beat Atletico Mineiro 3-0

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Reigning champions Santos defeated Atletico Mineiro on Sunday at the Vila Belmiro Stadium to go top of the Campeonato Brasileiro.

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Reigning champions Santos defeated Atletico Mineiro on Sunday at the Vila Belmiro Stadium to go top of the Campeonato Brasileiro. In their fifth game of the new season, Santos were looking to bounce back after a 2-1 defeat at Flamengo last weekend. In the lead And they began the match in determined fashion, taking the lead in the 15th minute. Deivid was the provider, carving his way past three players before finding Ricardinho. The Santos captain provided an emphatic finish. Just over 15 minutes later Ricardinho scored a second goal. Once again, it came at the end of a superb build-up. The provider this time: Robinho, currently the hottest property in Brazilian domestic football. In the second half, Atletico Mineiro's Andre Luiz failed to turn in Rodrigo Fabri's free-kick, when it looked easier to score. Third time lucky Surely a contender for best a€" or worst a€" miss of the season. And Santos scored a third to wrap up the points in the 88th minute. Robinho beat Henrique on the left flank, and surged into the area. His failed to find another Santos player with the cross a€" but it mattered not, as Atletico defender Adriano haplessly turned the ball into his own net. 3-0 the final score a€" Santos now have 12 points from five games, and have moved into the lead in the Campeonato Braileiro. (AP)

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