Brasileirão wrap: Botafogo overtakes Cruzeiro to go top
League leaders Cruzeiro were held to a 2-2 draw by Internacional as goals from Elber and Everton Ribeiro were cancelled out by Otavio and Gabriel.
The results allowed Botafogo to overtake Cruzeiro and go top after a comfortable 2-0 win over Ponte Preta thanks to Clarence Seedorf and Antônio Carlos.
Flamengo secured their first win in five games with a resounding 3-0 victory over Criciuma courtesy of a Gabriel brace and a Hernane strike.
Bahia maintained their fine form with a 1-1 draw against Vasco da Gama as an early Fernandão strike was cancelled out by a Carlos Alberto penalty.
Corinthians continued their poor start to the season as they were frustrated by Portuguesa in a goalless draw.