Wed, 01 Dec 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hulk continued his rich vein of scoring form on Sunday as leaders Atletico Mineiro edged closer to their first Brazilian Serie A title in 50 years with a 2-1 home victory over Cuiaba.

The Brazil international forward struck from close range to cancel out an early Nathan Silva own goal before Jair Rodrigues gave the hosts the lead by heading home after Guilherme Arana's cross.

Hulk, who joined Atletico Mineiro in January after parting ways with Shanghai SIPG, now has 25 goals from 54 matches across all competitions this season.

The Belo Horizonte outfit have an 11-point lead over second-placed Fortaleza as they seek their second top flight title and first since 1971. Cuiaba are 10th in the 20-team standing with 35 points from 28 games.

In other matches on Sunday, Bahia won 3-0 at home to Chapecoense, Bragantino secured a 1-0 home win over Sao Paulo and Corinthians drew 0-0 at Internacional.

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