Thursday's Brasileirão round up: Fluminense get back to winning ways
Fluminense got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Coritiba thanks to a Thiago Neves winner in the second half.
Wellington Nem opened the scoring for Fluminense in the first half before Thiago Neves made it two.
Coritiba grabbed a consolation goal through Everton Ribeiro as Fluminense extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points ahead of Atlético Mineiro's game.
Ponte Preta came out on top in the mid-table clash against Cruzeiro after Roger scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win.
Luan ably assisted Roger for the goal as Ponte Preta move up into 10th place overtaking Santos.
Santos could only manage a goalless draw against Náutico and now drop into the bottom half of the table.
Náutico's Kieza missed a golden opportunity to win the game for his side as he failed to convert a penalty in the first half.