|Edno and Sebastián Abreu had a great game against Atlético Mineiro bagging a goal each.|
Fluminense put their title challenge back on track with a 2-0 win against Grêmio on Friday, with two massively contrasting goals from Argentine striker Darío Conca, the first an wonderful control and long range strike, the second the easiest tap in of his career. This win ended their streak of 5 games without a win and lifted them to the top of the table.
There was another wonderful long range strike for a championship chasing side in Cruzeiro's 0-2 away win at bottom of the table Grêmio Prudente. Léo opened the scoring with a magnificent strike to help his team join Fluminense on 57 points, 3 clear of Corinthians and 6 clear of 4th placed Botafogo who kept up their title chase with a 0-2 away win against Atlético Mineiro. Botafogo's Uruguayan international journeyman footballer Sebastián Abreu having a great game with an assist and a lovely goal.
There were two vital wins for teams in the drop zone, Vitória clambered out of the relegation places with a 4-2 win against mid table Vasco da Gama and Avaí improved their survival chances by dragging Guaraní back into the relegation fight with a 1-0 win and closing to within 2 points of their vanquished opponents who occupy the last of the safe positions in 16th place.
Goiás may be contesting the quarter finals of the Copa Sudamericana, but after losing 3-2 to Palmeiras, they are deep in relegation trouble. The game had an incredible finale featuring 4 goals in the last 10 minutes.
Atlético Goianiense continued their run of good form with a 1-1 draw against Ceará, leaving them 2 points clear of the relegation zone and with 4 games without defeat they have the 3rd longest unbeaten streak in the league behind opponents Ceará who are now 9 games unbeaten and Flamengo who have avoided defeat for 7 straight games.
As Internacional and Santos lined up against each other, both teams knew that the winners would have kept themselves in the title chase, but as it turned out a 1-1 draw was not really good enough for either, leaving the teams tied on points in 6th and 5th positions 8 points behind the leaders with only 6 games left. Zé Eduardo scored a brilliant goal for Santos in the 78th minute but only 3 minutes later Leandro Damião equalised for the home team with a completely free header.
São Paulo are pretty much out of the title race, 10 points behind the leaders but they will be looking to nick one of the Copa Libertadores places and coming back from 0-1 down to a controversial opening goal for the visitors to win 2-1 against Atlético Paranaense will help their case. This was their 4th win in 5 games making them the form team in the league with 12 points from the last 15.
|São Paulo||2-1||Atlético Paranaense|
|Vitória||4-2||Vasco da Gama|
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