Inter drop first points in Brasileiro
After five rounds of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Internacional finally failed to win after being held 1-1 away to Cruzeiro.
Magrão had given Inter the lead but Wellington Paulista equalized early in the second-half.
Cruzeiro’s Kléber, who was linked with a move to Liverpool last week, was sent off for the third time in the season (twice in the Libertadores). Inter keeper, Lauro, was also red-carded.
See the highlights here
Internacional, however, remain two clear of second-placed Atlético Mineiro who continued their good form with a 4-0 away win at bottom side Atlético Paranaense.
The defeat cost Geninho his job. The coach became the second to get the chop after Nelsinho Baptista went at Sport in round 3.
Vitória thought they’d picked up a useful away point at Palmeiras. But then Maurício Ramos popped up with an injury time goal to give Palmeiras a 2-1 win.
Santos were in action on Thursday drawing 3-3 at Santo André.
Fluminense won out in the Rio derby. Fred’s goal was enough to see off bottom four side Botafogo.
After drawing 0-0 with Avaí, league champions São Paulo have failed to win in three away games and have yet to find the net.
The biggest score on Sunday came in Recife. Flamengo were two-nil up against Sport thanks to a brace from Émerson. But the Rubro Negros finished the match 4-2 down after a goal by Durval and a hat-trick from Weldon turned things around for the home side. And yes, Adriano was playing. See the goals here
At the bottom, Paraná clubs Coritiba and Atlético Paranaense continue to struggle with just one point from five outings.
See the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro round 5 results and the table here