Weekend of controversies in Brasileiro run in
Two highly disputed refereeing decisions could play a huge part in the destination of the Campeonato Brasileiro title. The first came late in the Corinthians versus Cruzeiro match where Gil was adjudged to have brought down Ronaldo. The former Brazil man converted and the Musketeers took the three points and ended the round as leaders. See the highlights
The second talking point came in Fluminense’s tie against Goiás. Flu were trailing but were awarded a penalty late. Conca converted. See the highlights
Atlético Paranaense left it late against Grêmio Prudente but secured a 2-1 win and kept their Libertadores hopes alive. The result, though, dumped Prudente into the second division.
Elsewhere, Libertadores hopefuls Botafogo drew 2-2 with Ceará while Grêmio fought out a scoreless draw with Santos.
The situation at the wrong end of the table became a little tighter. Flamengo’s defeat at the hands of Atlético Mineiro left the current champions just three points above the relegation zone with three games to go.
Atlético Goianiense, Atlético Mineiro, Vitória, Avaí and Guarani are still in trouble but have a fighting chance at survival. After their 1-1 draw with Fluminense, Goiás will need a miracle to avoid the drop.