Brasileirão wrap: Cruzeiro remain top despite defeat
League leaders Cruzeiro held onto the top spot despite a crushing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Grêmio as Werley, Hernan Barcos and Kléber secured victory for the Tricolor.
Title rivals Coritiba failed to take advantage of Cruzeiro's slip up as they very nearly lost to Portuguesa, rescuing a point deep into injury time courtesy of Bill to make it 1-1.
Vitória continued their fine form with a 3-1 win over Ponte Preta as goals from Pedro Oldoni, Vander and Marquinhos overturned an early William strike.
Atlético Mineiro made a return to winning ways after a 2-0 win over Bahia thanks to Leonardo Silva and Alecsandro, ending a winless streak of five games.
Criciúma also emerged triumphant in the basement battle against Náutico as João Vitor, Marlon and Leonardo Moura ensured a 3-0 victory.
Vasco da Gama rescued a point against Santos as a last minute Rafael Vaz equaliser cancelled out a Edu Dracena strike to make it 1-1 on the night.
Goias and Flamengo drew 1-1 and Fluminense held Corinthians to a goalless draw to round off the night's fixtures.