With just six matchdays left, the Brazilian Série A is shaping up to be one of the most exciting title races around the globe in 2020-21.
With two Brazilian sides squaring off in the Copa Libertadores Final on Saturday night, it's a good time to be a Seleção fan, with clear evidence that the Brazilian elite league is improving year on year.
🇧🇷 After 32 rounds, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title race is heating up:— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) January 29, 2021
🥇 Internacional - 62 pts
🥈 Flamengo - 58 pts
🥉 São Paulo - 58 pts
4️⃣ Atlético Mineiro - 57 pts
5️⃣ Palmeiras - 52 pts
6️⃣ Grêmio - 51 pts
7️⃣ Fluminense - 50 pts pic.twitter.com/0A5i4RuFjS
Strangely, Santos & Palmeiras (the two sides meeting in the Copa Libertadores final) are both well off the pace in the title race in Brazil with Santos in 10th and a massive 17 points off the title pace. However, such is the congested nature of the table that Palmeiras in 5th might fancy an outside shot at clawing back a 10-point deficit to win the league. Stranger things have happened.
🗓 Brazil Série A top seven: Upcoming fixtures
- Atlético Goianiense vs São Paulo
- Coritiba vs Grêmio
- Atlético Mineiro vs Fortaleza
- Internacional vs Bragantino
- Fluminense vs Goiás
- Sport Recife vs Flamengo
- Palmeiras vs Botafogo
It's bound to go down to wire this season.