Sao Paulo cruise as Vasco felled
Sao Paulo remain fourth in the Brazilian Campeonato after a comfortable home win over bottom side Atletico Goianiense on Thursday.
Paulo Miranda opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Filho Osvaldo doubled the lead 10 minutes later.
Sao Paulo are five points clear of fifth-placed Vasco da Gama, who twice led before going down to a last-minute winner at Botafogo.
Carlos Alberto (25 and 38) scored either side of Elkeson's equaliser, but Bruno Mendes made it 2-2 with 15 minutes remaining and then snatched a winner in the 90th minute for Botafogo.
In the day's other game, Sport Recife beat Ponte Preta 3-1 to climb out of the bottom three.
Rithiely (33) opened the scoring and Gerson Tobi made it 2-0 six minutes later, although Giancarlo Moro pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time.
Gilsinho made the game safe with his side's third goal of the game 10 minutes from time.