Cruzeiro and Gremio became the new joint leaders of the Brazilian Serie A by recording home victories on Wednesday. The clubs both reached 13 points to dislodge Internacional from first place, while Fluminense moved into third following their demolition of Sao Paulo.
Goals from Ricardo Goulart and Marcelo Moreno earned Cruzeiro their 2-0 triumph over Sport Recife and Gremio responded to Pablo Zeballos' opener for Botafogo by recovering to win 2-1 thanks to Rodriguinho and Maxi Rodriguez.
Walter scored a hat-trick as Fluminense sent Sao Paulo packing from the Maracana on the back of a 5-2 defeat. Rogerio Ceni and Alexandre Pato notched for the visitors, but Walter's treble, an own goal from Lucas Silva and a late strike from Rafael Sobis saw Flu claim an impressive result.
Corinthians' sluggish start to the season continued as Atletico Paranaense forced a 1-1 draw with a late goal from Douglas Coutinho. Jadson had opened the scoring for the Sao Paulo club with a penalty on the hour mark.
Criciuma climbed to 12th in the table by beating bottom side Chapecoense 1-0 through a solitary goal from Silvinho.