Flu take pole from stuttering Corinthians
Fluminense returned to the top of
The home side had substitute Alexandre Xandao and Felisbino Richarlyson dismissed in the space of eight minutes midway through the first half, with the teams level. Sao Paolo's Lucas Gaucho had cancelled out Wellington Gum's 34th-minute opener for the visitors - but with two extra men Fluminense took control with goals in the last 15 minutes from
Corinthians were dislodged from pole position after only managing a 1-1 draw at struggling Vitoria. Gabriel Danilo gave the visitors a 20th-minute lead but they were pegged back by goalkeeper
Cruzeiro moved to within a point of Corinthians, and two off Fluminense, after a 3-1 home defeat of
Junior Neymar's seven-minute hat-trick in the second half was the highlight of Santos' 4-1 win at second from bottom Goias. Lopes Ernando gave the hosts an 11th-minute lead but Da Silva Danilo levelled eight minutes later and that was how it stayed until Neymar took over 15 minutes from time.
Botafogo slipped up at home to Internacional, losing 2-1. Luiz Andrezinho and Rafael Sobis scored for the visitors in the second half, before
Atletico Mineiro won 2-0 at Palmeiras with goals from