Brasileirão wrap: Cruzeiro reclaim top spot
Cruzeiro were held to a goalless draw at home to Santos but they still move ahead of Botafogo to occupy the top of the Brasileirão.
Title rivals Coritiba crashed to an unexpected 1-0 defeat at the hands of midtable outfit Vasco da Gama thanks to a solitary Pedro Ken strike.
Corinthians moved up to fourth after a comfortable 2-0 win over Vitória thanks to Ralf and an Alexandre Pato penalty.
Atlético Paranaense's five-game winning streak was halted by Internacional after the two sides battled it out in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
A comfortable 3-0 win for Grêmio sees them move up the table ahead of Bahia courtesy of goals from Cristian Riveros, Maximilliano Rodriguez and Guilherme Biteco.
Fluminense's woeful form continued as they were beaten 3-2 by Flamengo in a thriller as Elias and a double strike from Hernane overturned a Rafael Sóbis brace.
Ponte Preta triumphed 3-1 over Criciúma and Portuguesa beat São Paulo 2-1 in the remaining game.