Brasileirão round-up: Neymar returns to inspire Santos to victory against Figueirense
Brasileirão: Round 17
Figueirense 1-3 Santos
Neymar played 82 minutes of Brazil's 3-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday night and was then immediately rushed back to his homeland in a bid to help his club Santos get a positive result at Figueirense – which they did.
The highly-gifted 20-year-old found the target for the Peixe in sensational fashion in the 50th minute, after Fernandes had given Figueirense the lead three minutes earlier.
Santos then got themselves in front through Bruno Peres' 76th minute strike, before Paulo Henrique Ganso put the game to bed six minutes before the final whistle.
Both sides had a man sent off in the game, with Juan being the player dismissed for Santos in the 9th minute, while Tulio was the man Coritiba had to play without for an hour of the match in Santa Catarina.
Vasco 2-2 Coritiba
Vasco remain third in the Brasileirão after they were held to a 2-2 draw with Coritiba in Rio de Janeiro.
The Cruz de Malta found themselves a goal down after twenty-two minutes of play as Junior Urso found the target for the visitors, who had gone into the game off the back off three straight defeats.
Veteran midfielder Felipe levelled the scoring four minutes into the second half, and Wendel found the back of the net in the 87th minute to make it 2-1 to Vasco.
For no more than two minutes, all three points seemed as if they were going to the Carioca giants before Everton Ribeiro grabbed the equaliser, much to the delight of the very few Coritiba fans that travelled to the San Januario stadium.
Corinthians 1-0 Internacional
Copa Libertadores champions Corinthians have climbed up to ninth after defeating Internacional at the Pacaembu.
The game only saw one goal, which was scored by Paulo André, who headed in Douglas' free-kick in the 68th minute.
Grêmio 1-2 Portuguesa
Cruzeiro 1-1 Fluminense
Ponte Preta 0-2 Bahia
Atlético Goianiense 1-1 Atlético Mineiro
Botafogo 2-0 Sport Recife
Palmeiras 1-0 Flamengo
Náutico 3-0 São Paulo