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2015 Brasileirão Round Four summary: Cruzeiro lose again as Atlético Paranaense go top

Palmeiras' Zé Roberto (2nd R) heads the ball to score past Corinthians' goalkeeper Cássio Ramos (R) during their Brasileirão match at Arena Corinthians on 31st May, 2015
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Brasileirão holders Cruzeiro suffered their third defeat in four matches after being beaten 2-1 at Figueirense.

Goals from Marquinhos Barbosa and Carlos Alberto secured a first win of the season for the Furacão, with Henrique netting for Cruzeiro, who had Willians sent off for picking up two yellow cards.

That defeat leaves Cruzeiro joint bottom of the standings, alongside Flamengo and Joinville, on one point a piece. The latter were beaten 2-1 at home to Atlético Paranaense, while Flamengo lost 3-2 against Fluminense.

That win for Atlético Paranaense moved them ahead of Sport Recife at the top of the table. Eduardo Baptista’s side are only a point adrift, but needed a 93rd minute equaliser from Samuel Xavier to secure a 2-2 draw at Santos.

Level with Sport on eight points are Ponte Preta and Goiás. The former beat Chapecoense 3-1 on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start following promotion, while Goiás drew 1-1 at home to Grêmio.

Elsewhere, another newly-promoted side, Avaí, maintained their positive early season form with a 2-1 victory at Coritiba, Internacional were held to a 0-0 draw against ten man São Paulo and veteran midfielder Zé Roberto netted in a 2-0 win for Palmeiras at Corinthians.

Finally, Thiago Ribeiro bagged a brace to help Atlético Mineiro move up into 5th with a 3-0 win at home to Vasco da Gama, who are still searching for their first win of the season.

Round Four results

Saturday 30th May  
Coritiba1 - 2Avaí
Paulinho (50') Anderson Lopes (1')
  Roberto (79')
Ponte Preta3 - 1Chapecoense
Tiago Alves (6') Gil (89')
Biro Biro (48')  
Renato Cajá (90+3')  
   
Sunday 31st May  
Joinville1 - 2Atlético Paranaense
Rafael Costa (65') Nikão (30')
  Douglas Coutinho (33')
Santos2 - 2Sport Recife
Robinho (43') Joelintion (51')
Werley (70') Samuel Xavier (90+3')
Goiás1 - 1Grêmio
Rodrigo (52') Giuliano (36')
Atlético Mineiro3 - 0Vasco da Gama
Thiago Ribeiro (12', 44')  
Jesús Dátolo (20')  
Internacional0 - 0São Paulo
Corinthians0 - 2Palmeiras
  Rafael Marques (25')
  Zé Roberto (45')
Figueirense2 - 1Cruzeiro
Marquinhos Barbosa (36') Henrique (41')
Carlos Alberto (50')  
Flamengo2 - 3Fluminense
Alecsandro (37') Fred (pen 8', 46')
Eduardo (86') Pará (OG 33')

2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings

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