Corinthians move clear with comeback win
Corinthians overturned a two-goal half-time deficit against Atletico Mineiro to go three points clear at the Campeonato summit on Wednesday.
Dudu put Mineiro ahead after 13 minutes, with Guilherme doubling the lead with a 27th-minute penalty. Emerson pulled one back early in the second period, which was only seven minutes old when Rever earned a red card and allowed Alex to equalise from the spot. Liedson won it for Corinthians with 18 minutes to spare.
Coritiba defeated nine-man Santos 3-2 courtesy of Leonardo Gago's 87th-minute winner. Humberlito Borges twice put Santos in front, only for levellers from Jeci and Marcos Aurelio to set the stage for Gago's late effort. By then both Para and Edu Dracena had been dismissed.
Internacional saw off Botafogo 1-0, with Leandro Damiao netting in the 57th minute.
Midtable Fluminense picked up three much-needed points with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Figueirense with Rafael Moura hitting a double.