BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Brazil striker Hulk scored twice in the second half and Nathan added a late third to give Atletico Mineiro a 3-0 win over Bahia in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday.
Hulk put Atletico ahead in the 58th minute when he finished deftly after a neatly worked one-two with Eduardo Sasha and he got a second from the penalty spot – his sixth of the league season – with 11 minutes remaining.
Nathan got the third from close range in the final minute to deal Bahia their third defeat in a row and leave them eighth in the 20-team league.
Atletico remain in second place, three points behind Palmeiras, who beat Fluminense 1-0 on Saturday.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)