Brasileirão leaders Cruzeiro held by CriciúmaCruzeiro star-man Everton Ribeiro in action
Brasileirão leaders Cruzeiro were held to a 0-0 draw at the Heriberto Hulse stadium in Criciúma on Saturday.
Despite dropping points, the Belo Horizonte side move on to 30 points for this season and maintain their lead at the top of Serie A.
Criciúma, worried about the quality of their adversary, set up very defensively and made themselves very difficult to break down.
The home side limited their attacking threat to the occasional speculative effort from veteran striker Paulo Baier in a game that boasted few chances.
Cruzeiro had the ball in the back of the net on two occasions, only for both to be ruled out, much to the frustration of the players.
Next up for Cruzeiro is Santos at home on Sunday August 17.