Palmeiras will have to wait a little longer to confirm their qualification in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.
Thiago Neves, who made his debut for Sport, was the star of the night. However, it was Iago Maidana who secured the Lion's victory 1-0 over Corinthians. From a penalty, the defender scored, in the 36th minute, the only goal of the match, valid for the 12th round of the Brasileirão.
Botafogo played out to a goalless draw against Vasco in São Januário on Wednesday night. The result saw Fogão advance to the round of 16 with a 1-0 aggregate which they secured when the teams met last week.
In the second Gre-Nal in history for Libertadores, the moment prevailed for those who have been undefeated for more than two years.
A second half penalty goal from Brazilian forward Hulk proved to be the difference as Shanghai SIPG secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright on Tuesday night.
With 11 players absent, coming from a 5-0 thrashing and after a busy day that put even the game at risk, Flamengo managed to recover in the Libertadores.
São Paulo now find themselves at serious risk of elimination even in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
Brazilian midfielder Paulinho scored once again as Guangzhou Evergrande saw off Henan Jianye with a 2-1 score-line in the Chinese Super League.
Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus got a goal that wrapped up a convincing opening victory for Manchester City against Wolves at the Mo
Real Madrid had an underwhelming return to La Liga as they could only draw 0-0 away to Real Sociedad on Sunday in the first game of their title defence.