Vasco go fifth, Avai finally win

Alecsandro scored twice last night as Vasco da Gama came from behind to clinch a 2-1 home win over bottom team Atletico Paranaense in the Brazilian Campeonato. Kleberson's ninth-minute opener had put the visitors ahead but Alecsandro equalised on the stroke of half-time and then bagged the winner 20 minutes from the end to move Vasco up to fifth in the standings.

The result left Paranaense as the only winless team in the Brazilian top flight after Avai secured their first victory of the season to climb a place to 18th, William's tenth-minute goal earning a 1-0 triumph at Atletico Goianiense.

Borges' penalty four minutes before half-time proved decisive for Santos in their 2-1 win over Atletico Mineiro after they had seen Danilo's opener cancelled out by a Jonatas Obina penalty.

Coritiba leapfrogged Fluminense in mid-table after beating the Rio de Janeiro side 3-1. First-half goals from Marcos Aurelio and Fabio Pereira had the hosts in control and Bill extended their advantage seven minutes after the break before substitute Matheus Carvalho netted a late consolation for the visitors.