Brasileirão round-up: Náutico brush aside Santos, Vasco and Corinthians play out a goalless draw
Brasileirão: Round 14
Vasco 0-0 Corinthians
Second-placed Vasco trail Campeonato Brasileiro leaders Atlético Mineiro by a single point after playing out a goalless draw with Corinthians in Rio de Janeiro.
Atlético, though, have one game in hand over the Cruz de Malta as their match against Flamengo - which was scheduled for Saturday - was postponed.
Náutico 3-0 Santos
Santos' disappointing 2012 Brasileirão campaign continues as they were thrashed 3-0 by Náutico in Recife.
The newly promoted side got their goals through Patric (58'), Kim (80') and Kieza (91').
The result leaves Santos lingering one place above the relegation zone in seventeenth with just two wins to their name, whilst Náutico leap up to eleventh.
Coritiba 0-2 Fluminense
Fluminense remain in third after beating Coritiba 2-0 in Paraná.
The Tricolor Carioca took the lead through Fábio Pereira's own goal in the 82nd minute before Fred converted Wagner's pass from close range two minutes later.
The result means Abel Braga's side now trail Vasco by just two points.
Grêmio 3-1 Bahia
After losing to Coritiba last weekend, Grêmio got back to winning ways against Bahia in Porto Alegre.
Former Manchester City midfielder Elano fired the Tricolor Gáucho ahead in the 31st minute after Kleber was pulled down just inside the box by Titi.
Just after the hour mark, Fahel equalised for Bahia, but Souza and Marcelo Moreno both found the target late on to earn Grêmio the victory.
The result means Vanderlei Luxemburgo's side remain in fourth, while Bahia drop down to seventeenth.
São Paulo 1-0 Sport Recife
Ademilson's found the target in the 78th minute to help São Paulo beat Sport Recife 1-0 at the Morumbi.
The result lifts the Tricolor Paulista up to sixth place, while Sport drop down to fourteenth.
Cruzeiro 1-2 Ponte Preta
Ponte Preta ran out 2-1 winners against Cruzeiro in Minas Gerias.
The visitors took the lead through Cicinho's 17th neat finish before Boges leveled the score right on the stroke of half-time.
However, two minutes after the break, Marcinho smashed in a long range free-kick much to the delight of the six or seven travelling supporters.
Saturday's Brasileirão results:
Palmeiras 0-1 Internacional
Atlético Goianiense 1-2 Botafogo
Portuguesa 2-0 Figueirense
Flamengo P-P Atlético Mineiro