Copa do Brasil Wrap: Coritiba held in first leg

Coritiba could only draw 2-2 in their Copa do Brasil first leg tie away to Clube Esportivo Nova Esperanca (CENE) on Thursday.

In the first-round matches this week, Coritiba were the only top-flight side not to win, as Internacional, Sao Paulo and Palmeiras gained leads on their respective opponents.

CENE play in the Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense in Brazilian state Mato Grosso du Sul.

Internacional all but booked their spot in the next round, with a 6-1 thrashing of Remo away from home.

Rafael Moura bagged a brace for the Serie A side, while Alex, Fabricio and Charles Aranguiz also netted for the visitors.

Sao Paulo also won away, edging CSA 1-0 courtesy of Osvaldo's strike early in the second half.

Palmeiras had to wait until the 88th minute of their clash with Vilhena to score, with Leandro scoring to give them a 1-0 lead heading to their home leg.

Sergipe beat Nautico 1-0 at home, with Rafa scoring the winner, while Tombense and Treze drew 1-1.

Atletico Goianiense won away at Flamengo PI 1-0, Desportiva ES dealt ABC a 1-0 loss, and Tupi were 2-0 winners away at Juazeiro BA.

Goianesia and Interporto were held to home 2-2 draws by Gremio Barueri and Sampaio Correa respectively, while Sao Luiz and Nacional AM also played out a four-goal stalemate.

Ponte Preta were 4-1 victors away at Nautico PR, while CRB scored twice away from home in a 2-2 draw at Rondonopolis.


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