Vasco da Gama climbed to fifth in the Brazilian Campeonato after an Alecsandro brace saw them beat Atletico Paranaense 2-1, while Avai got their first win of the season, beating Atletico Goianiense 1-0.
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A late Juninho strike saw strugglers Atletico Goianiense defeated Campeonato leaders Fluminense 2-1, while Kleberson struck twice as Flamengo's drew 2-2 with Vitoria.
Experience alone is not enough to win football's most coveted trophy, but Brazil, France and Italy will rely heavily on their fourteen FIFA World Cup™ winners as they set out on their quest for glory in South Africa.
A hero of Brazil's 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team, Kleberson has been pushing hard to be a pivotal figure in midfield at South Africa 2010.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico will host major derbies this weekend, while the early-season running will continue in China and Korea Republic.