Brasileirão round-up: Flu beat Sport to join Atlético-MG at the top
Brasileirão: Round 18
Fluminense 1-0 Sport Recife
Fluminense have joined Atlético Mineiro at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro after defeating Sport Recife 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro.
The only goal of the game came in the 82nd minute through Samuel, who intelligently got in front of his marker at the front post and then guided Carlinhos' cross into the far corner of the net.
Fluminense and Atlético-MG are now both level on points, but the Belo Horizonte outfit still remain in first place due to the fact they have won one more game.
In addition, the Galo have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table tonight as they are due to take on Botafogo at home.
Náutico 1-0 Bahia
Nàutico have lifted themselves up to tenth in the Brasileirão after beating Bahia 1-0 at home.
The Pernambucano side's goal came from Martinez, who fired the ball into the roof of the net from 25 yards two minutes before the final whistle.
São Paulo 3-0 Ponte Preta
After losing their last three games on the bounce, São Paulo got back to winning ways against Ponte Preta at the Morumbi.
Goalkeeper Rogério Ceni opened the scoring for the Tricolor Paulista in the 21st minute from the penalty spot, after Roger had handled the ball inside the area.
Four minutes later, Lucas Moura, who will join Paris Saint-Germain in January, doubled São Paulo's lead, before Osvaldo's sensational solo effort in the 87th minute put the game to bed.
Brasileirão round 18 fixtures to be played on Sunday:
Santos x Corinthians
Grêmio x Figueirense
Atlético Mineiro x Botafogo
Coritiba x Cruzeiro
Flamengo x Vasco
Portuguesa x Internacional
Atlético Goianiense x Palmeiras