2014 Brasileirão Round 10 summary: Newly promoted Sport Recife shock BotafogoGoalkeeper Rogério Ceni of Brazil's São Paulo warms up before his Copa Sudamericana semi final soccer match against Brazil's Ponte Preta in São Paulo on November 20, 2013
The 2014 Brasileirão recommenced on Wednesday following a six week break due to Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Newly-promoted Sport Recife continued their strong start to the season with a surprise 1-0 win over Botafogo. Forward Neto Baiano netted the only goal of the game, as Eduardo Baptista’s side climbed to 4th. Elsewhere, Figueirense moved above Coritiba with a 1-0 victory against the Coxa at the Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira, while Grêmio and Goiás drew 0-0 in Porto Alegre.
On Thursday, a brace from veteran captain Paulo Baier secured an impressive 3-2 win over Fluminense for Criciúma. The Tigre had raced into a three goal lead before late strikes from Darío Conca and Matheus Carvalho set up an exciting finish.
In Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo, who are bottom of the table, were defeated 2-1 by Atlético Paranaense, while 41 year-old goalkeeper Rogério Ceni scored a penalty in São Paulo’s 2-0 win at Bahia and Santos beat Palmeiras 2-0.
Corinthians were also victorious - Paolo Guerrero netted in a 2-1 over Internacional - and they are now 2nd behind holders Cruzeiro, who won 3-1 at home to Vitória.
Atlético Mineiro and Chapecoense don't make their return until Saturday, when they face Bahia and São Paulo respectively.
Round 10 results
|Wednesday 16th July|
|Sport Recife||1 - 0||Botafogo|
|Neto Baiano [44']|
|Coritiba||0 - 2||Figueirense|
|Thiago Heleno [5']|
|Grêmio||0 - 0|
Thursday 17th July
|Criciúma||3 - 2||Fluminense|
|Paulo Baier [pen 40', 59']||Darío Conca [84']|
|Serginho Mineiro [67']||Matheus Carvalho [85']|
|Flamengo||1 - 2||Atlético Paranaense|
|Samir [35']||Douglas Coutinho [20']|
|Bahia||0 - 2||São Paulo|
|Rogério Ceni [pen 13']|
|Alan Kardec [20']|
|Corinthians||2 - 1||Internacional|
|Paolo Guerrero [7']||Claudio Winck [90+1']|
|Santos||2 - 0||Palmeiras|
|Bruno Uvini [24']|
Friday 18th July
|Cruzeiro||3 - 1||Vitória|
|Alemão [O.G. 62']||Ayrton [90+2']|
|Ricardo Goulart [72']|
|Everton Ribeiro [76']|
2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings