- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

SAO PAULO (AP) - Corinthians will have to wait a few more days to celebrate its championship in Brazil’s top league.

Corinthians defeated Coritiba 2-1 on Saturday as fans in a stadium packed with 43,000 fans chanted “Champions, Champions.”

Almost, but not quite.

Corinthians needed second-place club Atletico-MG to draw or lose on Sunday to claim the title. Instead, Atletico rallied with a late goal from Datolo for a 1-0 victory over Figueirense.

Corinthians still have an overwhelming edge with 76 points in 34 matches, 11 clear of Atletico. Four rounds of matches remain.

The Sao Paulo club can claim the title against Vasco in Rio de Janeiro in its next match in 10 days following a break for World Cup qualifiers.

Jadson and Lucca scored for Corinthians in Saturday’s victory.

In other results on Saturday: Internacional 1, Ponte Preta 0; Atletico-PR 2, Avai 1; Fluminense 2, Chapecoense 3.

In Sunday games: Palmeiras 0, Vasco 2; Flamengo 4, Goias 1; Cruzeiro 2, Sao Paulo 1.



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