|Ex-Middlesbrough player fabio Rochemback celebrates his goal against Ceará.|
Grêmio made absolutely sure of their qualification for next years Copa Sudamericana and kept themselves in the fight for the last Copa Libertadores place with a convincing 5-1 win against Ceará. The visitors were already 2-0 down when Helenio got himself sent off for two yellow cards in the space of 2 minutes after 33 minutes of the game. Ex-Middlesbrough player Fabio Rochemback scored the free kick to make it 3-0, the 4th goal from Douglas was also a free kick.
In the game between Atlético Goianeinse and Internacional, the away side did well to recover from conceding early after this dreadful mix up between Bolívar and goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri and then going 2-0 down after only 22 minutes. Internacional recovered with 2nd half goals from Leandro Damião and a Guiliano to earn a 2-2 draw.
On Sunday the three teams at the top of the table all managed to win, Corinthians took an impressive 0-2 away win against São Paulo in the São Paulo derby, Cruzeiro also won away from home beating Vitória 0-1 and in the last game of the day Fluminense beat Vasco da Gama 1-0 to reestablish their one point lead over the other two teams.
In mid table Atlético Paranaense pulled off a surprise 0-1 away win against Flamengo.
Bottom of the table Grêmio Prudente came back from 0-1 against second bottom side Goiás to win the game 4-1, they would still need to win all of their four remaining games to have a chance of staying in the division but this result helped to keep their slim survival hopes alive for another game at least. Avaí could not climb out of the relegation zone after a 0-0 draw with 4th placed Botafogo and Guaraní stayed in the drop zone after a 0-1 defeat to Palmeiras.
|Fluminense||1-0||Vasco da Gama|
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