Ronaldinho brace earns Atletico 2-2 draw

Belo Horizonte, Sep 5 (IANS) Ronaldinho struck either side of half-time to earn Atletico Mineiro a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Fluminense in the Brazilian football league.

Wagner put the visitors ahead in the 13th minute by bundling in from close range before Ronaldinho equalised with a free-kick that rebounded in off the bar Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Rhayner restored Fluminense's lead in the 71st minute after a swift counterattack before Ronaldinho scored again from a set piece seven minutes from time.

The result leaves Atletico 13th in the standings while Fluminense dropped to 16th.

In other matches Wednesday, Flamengo beat Vitoria 2-1, Atletico Paranaense overcame Santos 2-1, Portuguesa defeated Ponte Preta 2-1, Cruzeiro beat Bahia 3-1 while Internacional eclipsed Corinthians 1-0.