The battle for domestic supremacy remains hotly contested following the latest action in Brazil, Mexico, USA, Korea Republic, China and Thailand. Join for an armchair ride across leagues in three continents.

Brasileirao: Palmeiras still flying high
Palmeiras maintained their three point gap at the top of the ladder by recording their seventh victory in eight matches with a 1-0 win at relegation-haunted Sport. Hunting their first national title since 1994, Palmeiras edged home thanks only to a Bruno Telles own goal 20 minutes from time. Atletico Mineiro stayed on their heels with a 3-2 win over Coritiba, and, despite relinquishing a 2-0 lead, midfielder Renan Oliveira netted the winner the four minutes from time.

Big game: Defending champions Sao Paulo continued their recent revival thanks to a lone strike from Dagoberto. The win over Vitoria was Sao Paulo's third straight triumph and fourth in their last five matches, moving the club into eighth.

Headline-grabber: A double from Andre Lima including an injury-time winner was enough to give Botafogo a 2-1 win over Barueri, helping the club move further away of the drop-zone.

Mexican Apertura: Two remain untroubled
Only Toluca and Pachuca have maximum points after two rounds of the Apertura Preliminary Round. Toluca recorded a 2-0 win away to Chiapas on Saturday, while Pachuca beat promoted Queretaro 3-1 a day earlier. Continental champions Atlante have yet to play after taking part in the Peace Cup in Spain.

Big game: Champions Pumas UNAM continued their miserable opening with a 3-0 home defeat by arch-rivals Cruz Azul. An own goal from their Paraguayan defender Dario Veron, plus strikes from Cristian Riveros and Emanuel Villa left the Pumas bottom of Group 3 without a point from two games.

Headline-grabber: Midfielder Néstor Calderón scored twice within nine minutes just prior to the interval to ensure Toluca claimed all three points at Chiapas.

American Major League Soccer: Dynamic Dynamo sitting pretty
Seattle allowed Houston Dynamo to stretch their lead at the top of the Western Conference to six points after the Sounders crashed 4-0 away to San Jose Earthquakes. An Osvaldo Alonso own goal started things on a bad note before further goals from Cornell Glen, Darren Huckerby and substitute Chris Wondolowski. In the Eastern Conference defending champions Columbus Crew were able to maintain their one-point lead over the second-place Chicago Fire with a lone goal from Chad Marshall enough to see off Colorado Rapids.

Big game: FC Dallas had four-goal hero Jeff Cunningham to thank for their remarkable 6-0 win at Kansas City. With strike-partner Kenny Cooper having recently moved to 1860 Munich, Cunningham almost single-handedly demolished a Wizards side that had drawn their previous home outing against LA Galaxy.

Headline-grabber: Fresh from his exertions at the CONCACAF Gold Cup striker Brian Ching scored a first-half brace as his Houston Dynamo side nearly threw away a three-goal lead before overcoming DC United 4-3.

Korean K-League: Leaders stumble on the road
Leaders FC Seoul crashed to a 2-0 defeat at arch-rivals Suwon Bluewings on Saturday, with runners-up Jeonbuk Motors missing a chance to leapfrog into pole position when they lost 3-1 at Seongnam Chunma. Gwangju Sangmu, the surprise packages of this season, slumped to their fourth straight defeat as they went down 1-0 at the hands of Busan I'Park. Pohang Steelers pipped Gwangju into third with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Ulsan Horangi although their six-game winning streak came to an end.

Big game: Gangwon FC celebrated the opening match at their brand-new Chuncheon Stadium with a 3-2 thriller against Incheon United. Despite an early blow from the visitors, the K-League debutants came back strongly after the interval with Kim Young-Hoo netting the equaliser and the winner.

Headline-grabber: Suwon Bluewings cruised to a 2-0 win over their nemesis Seoul in front of a record 35,058 crowd at the Big Bird stadium. Korea DPR midfielder An Yong-Hak broke the deadlock six minutes into the second half, before Tiago made sure of the victory with five minutes remaining.

The sixteenth round of this season's Chinese Super League saw plenty of surprises with all top five sides dropping points. However few teams took advantage as leaders Beijing Guoan were toppled 3-2 on the road at Chongqing Lifan. Chasing teams Shanghai Shenhua and Changsha Ginde salvaged just a solitary point each against Jiangsu Sainty and Changchun Yatai respectively. Beijing remains the front-runners a point clear of defending champions Shandong Luneng, who came away with a goalless draw at Shenzhen.

In Singapore's S-League, seven-time and defending champions Singapore Armed Forces rediscovered their winning form as they dispatched second-placed Tampines Rovers with a 2-1 away win. The victory further cemented their place at the top with 49 points, eight clear of nearest rivals Tampines Rovers. Elsewhere, Home United produced the biggest win of the 22nd round as they pulled off a 6-1 away win over DPMM Brunei, who is now sitting in fourth place. Gombak United remains third courtesy of their 1-1 away draw against Geylang United.

Finally, in Thailand, leaders Chonburi scored an important 2-1 away win against Osotspa M-150, while Bangkok Glass remain three points adrift despite a comfortable 4-2 win over Chula United.