Atletico stumble again with Flamengo draw
Atletico Mineiro missed out on the win they needed to keep the pressure on Campeonato leaders Fluminense on Wednesday.
The home match against Flamengo ended in a 1-1 draw, which leaves Atletico eight points behind the pacesetters with five games remaining.
Flamengo took the lead in the 28th minute through Renato Abreu - but the dismissal of Wellington Silva two minutes before the interval was a setback for the visitors.
Goncalves Silva levelled the scores 13 minutes into the second half - but it was 10-a-side seven minutes later when Carlos Cesar was dismissed and there was no further scoring.