Sunday's Brasileirão round up: Bahia and Portuguesa have breathing space as Sport Recife all but relegated
Sport Recife are all but relegated after a 1-1 draw with Fluminense despite a spirited performance against the champions.
Bahia secured a point against Náutico after a 1-1 draw and only need one more point in their last match to make their survival certain.
Portuguesa stunned Internacional with a 2-0 away win to all but secure their survival for another season.
At the top end of the table, Grêmio hold onto second place after a thrilling 4-2 win over Figueirense holding off a second half fightback from the hosts.
Atlético Mineiro maintained their challenge for second place with a 3-2 win against Botafogo thanks to a late comeback with goals from Richarlyson and Réver.
São Paulo secured a place in next season's Copa Libertadores with a 0-0 draw against Ponte Preta.
In the remaining matches, Cruzeiro won 2-1 against Coritiba while Palmeiras' woes continue with a 2-1 defeat to Atlético GO.