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Atletico Mineiro draw, miss chance to climb level with leaders

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro v Sport - Mienirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - October 25, 2020 Atletico Mineiro's Nathan in action with Sport Recife's Leandro Barcia REUTERS/Washington Alves

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - Atletico Mineiro missed a chance to return to the top of Brazil’s Serie A on Saturday when they were held 0-0 at home to Sport.

The Belo Horizonte side have led the championship for much of the season but this is their third game without a win and leaves them two points adrift of joint leaders Internacional and Flamengo, who play each other on Sunday.

The home side dominated proceedings, recording 10 shots on target at goal to Sport’s none but they could not make their dominance count.

Sport, who have now gone five games without a win, are in 11th place in the 20-team table.

Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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