São Paulo three games away from making history
Around 59,000 turned up to the estádio Morumbi to see São Paulo dispose of Figueirense 3-1 and maintain a two point lead over Grêmio.
São Paulo are now just three games away from ensuring they enter the record books as the first club to win the league three times in a row.
Borges scored twice – his sixth in three games – and Hugo grabbed the other against a Figueirense side that look like heading for Série B. See the goals
Grêmio remain in the chase after a Tcheco strike and an Alê own-goal secured the points against Coritiba.
But two teams are out of the title race after Cruzeiro were thumped 5-2 away at Náutico and Palmeiras lost by the same score at Flamengo.
Palmeiras started the year as many pundits’ favourites to win the Brasileiro. But successive defeats to Grêmio and now Flamengo have ended the Palestra Itália’s title ambitions.
Marcelinho Paraíba struck within two minutes of the kick off but Palmeiras drew level after Jailton hauled down kléber in the area and Alex Mineiro slotted home the penalty. Fla restored the lead through Ibson – who went on to score a hat-trick.
Ex Manchester United man, Kléberson, was at the centre of things for Fla and also picked up a much-deserved goal. Kléber notched for Palmeiras but the away side were well-beaten and Palmeiras may undergo another rebuild for next season. See the goals here
At the bottom, Fluminense had to come from behind to beat fellow strugglers Portuguesa but are now clear of the drop zone. Vasco’s Série A status remains in doubt following a 4-1 thrashing at Atlético Mineiro. Bottom club Ipatinga hammered Sport 3-0 but remain at least three points adrift of safety.
See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 35 table and all the results here
See the goals here but give yourself plenty of time. An average of 4.1 per game went in – the best average this season.