Cruzeiro go top of Brazilian league

Cruzeiro went top of the Brazilian league at the weekend with a 4-1 win over Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Mineiro.

Atletico fielded a weakened team days after their triumph in the Copa Libertadores, and succumbed to goals from Everton Ribeiro, Nilton and Ricardo Goulart, who netted two.

Cruzeiro are now ahead on goal difference from Internacional, who lost 3-0 to Nautico. Botafogo and Flamengo drew 1-1 in the big Rio de Janeiro derby.

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