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Fluminense beat Inter 2-1 with goal direct from corner

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Internacional v Fluminense - Beira Rio Stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil - November 22, 2020 Fluminense's Caio Paulista celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Diego Vara

PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Fluminense came from behind to win 2-1 away at Internacional on Sunday, with one of their goals coming directly from a corner, denting their hosts’ title chances and bringing themselves into contention as potential challengers.

Caio Paulista got the winner for Fluminense with nine minutes left, lifting them into fifth place in the table, one point behind Inter in fourth and four behind joint leaders Atletico Mineiro and Flamengo.

Inter had taken the lead through Mauricio with a quarter of an hour on the clock only for Lucca to equalise 12 minutes into the second half with a goal scored direct from a corner.

The win came broke a run of two consecutive defeats for the Rio de Janeiro side.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis

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