Brazil Serie A wrap: Vasco go fifth

Vasco da Gama climbed to fifth in the Brazilian Serie A after a 2-1 win over Atletico Paranaense on Sunday.In Rio de Janiero, the hosts had to come from behind to record the victory after receiving an early scare from the league’s bottom side.

Kleberson was the man who scored the 10th minute opener, silencing the home crowd.

But Alecsandro’s goal on the stroke of half-time gave Ricardo Gomes’ side a much-needed boost heading into the break.

Vasco da Gama came out after half-time looking for a winner and they got it with 20 minutes to play, thanks to Alecsandro who netted his double.

In other matches, Santos were 2-1 winners over Atletico Mineiro in Sao Paulo.

Danilo and Borges both scored first-half goals to secure the win and continue the club’s unbeaten home record this season.

Goals to Marcos Aurelio, Pereira and Bill gave Coritiba a 3-1 home win over Fluminense while a battle between two sides in the relegation zone ended in a 1-0 win to Avai, with William’s 10th minute goal giving them victory against Atletico Goianiense.