Internacional return to the top of the Brasileiro
Nilmar’s double strike for Inter away at Náutico put the Porto Alegre outfit back in pole position in Brazil’s national championship. Earlier in the match, D’Alessandro capped a dismal week when he missed a penalty that could have put Inter in the lead. But at least the volatile Argentine was not sent off in Recife. See the goals
Atlético Mineiro dropped to second after being held at home 1-1 by bottom club Botafogo. Two São Paulo rejects got the goals. Éder Luís struck first for Celso Roth’s men before Juninho got the equalizer. See the goals
Palmeiras took the lead away at Avaí after Obina dived in the area; and then converted the resultant penalty. The striker then headed home in the second period to bring his tally to five for the season. Cleiton Xavier hit Palmeiras’ third and could have ended Silas’ reign in charge at Avaí. See the goals
Flamengo moved into the top five after they scraped past Vitória thanks to strikes from Juan and Emerson. Roger’s goal wasn’t enough for a point but Vitória stay third. See the goals
Ricardo Gomes’ second in game in charge of São Paulo ended in tears as they were well beaten by strugglers Coritiba. Marcos Aurélio and Ariel struck two fine goals as André Dias was red-carded for the travellers. São Paulo have not won away in any competition since they beat Noroeste 2-1 in the Campeonato Paulista on 25th March. See the goals
The biggest score of the day came at the estádio Olímpico were Grêmio’s Argentines put on a show against Atlético Paranaense. Maxi Lopes and Herrera grabbed a brace a-piece in the 4-1 win. See the goals
Santos picked up their first victory in four outings when Paulo Henrique hit home with just two minutes to go vs Sport Recife.
To complete the round, Corinthians take on Fluminense on Wednesday.
Goiás’ Felipe is the league’s top scorer with seven.
See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 9 table and the rest of the results here