Soccer-Cruzeiro go top with crushing derby win over Atletico (Reuters)

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, July 28 (Reuters) – Newly-crowned South American club champions Atletico Mineiro were thrashed 4-1 on Sunday after fielding a reserve side against city rivals Cruzeiro in the Belo Horizonte derby. Cruzeiro’s victory put them top of the Brazilian championship on goal difference with 18 points from nine matches thanks to Internacional’s 3-0 shock loss at lowly Nautico and Botafogo’s 1-1 draw with Flamengo in their Rio derby. …

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