Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) Brazilian football club Corinthians saw their sequence of five straight wins come to an end when they drew 2-2 at home to Atletico Paranaense in Brazil’s Serie A championship.
Jonathan gave the visitor Atletico an early lead on Saturday before former Manchester City striker Jo netted for the home side twice on either side of the half time, reports Xinhua news agency.
Atletico midfielder Otavio earned his team a point when his long-range shot deflected in off defender Balbuena with seven minutes left.
It was the first time in seven matches that Corinthians had conceded a goal.
The result gave the Sao Paulo club an 11-point lead over second-placed Gremio, while Atletico Paranaense were left in 13th place, 20 points adrift of their opponents.
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