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Corinthians jump to top spot in Brazilian Serie A

IANS logoIANS 08-06-2017

Marquinhos Gabriel and Jo gave Corinthians an early 2-0 lead at Vasco's Sao Januario stadium before Luis Fabiano drew the hosts level with two goals in as many minutes, reports Xinhua news agency.

Maycon restored the lead for the Corinthians and substitute Clayton put the result beyond doubt with a brace in the last 10 minutes.

The result left Corinthians with 13 points from five matches, a point ahead of Coritiba, who beat Palmeiras 1-0 on Wednesday.

In other matches, Sport Recife defeated Flamengo 2-0, Santos overcame Botafogo 1-0 and Atletico Mineiro won 1-0 at home to Avai.

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