Atletico Paranaense end Corinthians' winning run

2017-07-16 03:40:10 GMT2017-07-16 11:40:10(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians saw their sequence of five straight wins come to an end on Saturday when they drew 2-2 at home to Atletico Paranaense in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Jonathan gave the visitors an early lead before former Manchester City striker Jo netted either side of halftime for the championship leaders.

Midfielder Otavio earned his team a point when his long-range shot deflected in off defender Balbuena with seven minutes left.

It was the first time in seven matches that Corinthians had conceded a goal.

The result gave the Sao Paulo club an 11-point lead over second-placed Gremio, while Atletico Paranaense were left in 13th place, 20 points adrift of their opponents.