Fluminense scored a 2-2 comeback draw at Atletico Paranaense to edge to the summit on goal difference as Cruzeiro crashed 4-3 at home to Atletico Mineiro.
Dunga has left AC Milan ace Ronaldinho out of his squad for Brazil's final friendly before they head to South Africa 2010, but handed a recall to Gilberto.
Gilberto, who arrived at Tottenham Hotspur as a Brazil international in January 2008, has had his contract with the club terminated by mutual consent.
Cafu and Roberto Carlos are two of football's greatest-ever wingbacks, and Brazil's search for their long-time successors is proving difficult.
Cruyff, Maradona, Rijkaard, Veron... a host of celebrities have been queuing up to praise Lionel Messi as he prepares to thrill in Beijing.