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Ex-Brazil winger scores in Sao Paulo win

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Michel Bastos

Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international winger Michel Bastos was on the scoresheet as Sao Paulo defeated Internacional 2-0 in Brazil’s Serie A championship. Bastos latched onto a slick Paulo Henrique Ganso pass to fire in a low 72nd minute strike after Rogerio gave the hosts the lead with a header just after halftime on Saturday, reports Xinhua. The result lifted Sao Paulo to fourth in the 20-team standings with 38 points from 23 matches while Internacional dropped to 11th with 31 points. Meanwhile, Atletico Mineiro continued Vasco da Gama’s dismal run with a 2-1 victory at Rio’s Maracana stadium. Lucas Pratto and Jesus Datolo scored first-half goals for the visitors before Nene struck late for Vasco. Atletico remain second in the standings with 45 points while Vasco are last with just 13 points.