Belo Horizonte: Argentine footballer Lucas Pratto bagged a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro maintained their two-point lead at the top of Brazil’s Serie A standings with a 3-1 win over Sao Paulo.

Pratto on Wednesday netted three times in 24 first-half minutes to all but secure his side victory before halftime at the Mineirao stadium, reports Xinhua.

Brazil international striker Alexandre Pato pulled a goal back just before the hour but it was only a consolation as Atletico romped to their 11th win of the season.

In Wednesday’s only other match, Corinthians defeated Vasco da Gama 3-0 at Arena Corinthians.

Renato Augusto, Gil and Elias were all on target for the hosts, as they maintained second place in the standings.


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