Internacional frustrated, wins for Botafogo & Palmeiras
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Internacional missed the opportunity to close the gap on Campeonato leaders Cruzeiro when they lost 1-0 to Atletico Mineiro.

Second-place Internacional could have reduced the gap at the top of the standings to just two points with victory, instead they still trail the leaders by five points after Diego Tardelli scored for Atletico with eight minutes remaining.

Botafogo moved up to 12th in the standings after they beat Chapecoense 1-0, with Luis Ramirez scoring the only goal of the game in the 31st minute.

Botafogo's victory saw them leapfrog 13th-placed Chapecoense in the standings.

Elsewhere, a 14th-minute strike by Juninho was enough to secure Palmeiras a 1-0 victory against Coritiba.

Coritiba had to play the second half with ten men after Leandro Almeida was sent off just before the interval.