Brasileirão round-up: Flu and Bota play out a draw, Vasco go second
Brasileirão: Round 9
Botafogo 1-1 Fluminense
Fluminense still remain unbeaten in the Campeonato Brasileiro after playing out a 1-1 draw with local rivals Botafogo at the Engenhão.
Former Lyon forward Fred gave the Tricolor Carioca the lead in the 53rd minute, but Andrezinho netted the equaliser thirteen minutes later.
Internacional 0-0 Santos
Internacional and Santos played out a goalless draw in Porte Alegre.
Both sides were unable to field several of their top players at the Beira-Rio due to injuries and international call-ups.
Cruzeiro 1-3 Grêmio
Cruzeiro suffered their third consecutive defeat at the hands of Grêmio in Minas Gerais.
Former Wigan Athletic forward Marcelo Moreno gave the visitors the lead in the 25th minute before Kleber made it 2-0 three minutes later.
Moreno found the target again just after the hour mark, meaning that Wellington Paulista's converted penalty in stoppage time counted for nothing for Cruzeiro.
Bahia 1-2 Flamengo
After losing to arch-rivals Fluminense last weekend, Flamengo got back to winning ways by defeating Bahia at the Pituaçu.
The Rubro-Negro took the lead through Hernane's 30th minute strike but their former star midfielder Kleberson equalised seven minutes later.
Halfway through the second half Renato Abreu netted the winner from the penalty spot after Ibson was tripped over by Fabinho inside the box.
Vasco 1–0 Atlético Goianiense
Vasco jumped up to second following their 1-0 win over basement boys Atlético Goianiense in Rio de Janeiro.
The only goal of the game came in the 14th minute from Gabriel, who accidently turned Alecsandro's header into his own net following a free kick taken by Juninho.
Palmeiras 1-1 São Paulo
The newly-crowned Copa do Brasil champions Palmeiras played out a 1-1 draw with their local rivals São Paulo at the Arena Barueri.
Luis Fabiano gave the visitors the lead in the 12th minute before Mazinho headed in the equaliser nine minutes from time.
The results means São Paulo drop down a place to fifth, while Palmeiras remain in 19th position.
Sport Recife 2-1 Portuguesa
Sport Recife climbed up to eleventh following their 2-1 win against Portuguesa in Recife.
The home side took the lead through Henrique's deflected strike in the 15th minute before Gilberto made it 2-0 eight minutes later.
Moisés pulled one back for Portuguesa halfway through the second-half but in the end it proved to be a mere consolation.
Corinthians 2-1 Náutico
Figueirense 3-4 Atlético Mineiro
Ponte Preta 4-1 Coritiba