Cruzeiro Cruzeiro and Botafogo consolidated their Brazil Serie A top-two standing, as Gremio and Atletico PR slipped up on the weekend.
Fluminense Fluminense remain in danger of relegation from Brazil's Serie A following their seventh loss in 11 matches.
Atlético Mineiro Atletico Mineiro have scored a late winner to topple league leaders Cruzeiro 1-0 in the Brazilian Serie A on Sunday.
Fluminense Fluminense and Criciuma were beaten on a mixed day for Serie A sides in the Copa do Brasil on Thursday.
Cruzeiro Defending champions Cruzeiro opened a three-point lead atop the table as the chasing pack stumbled in Brazil's Serie A over the weekend.
Fluminense Fluminense and Sao Paulo were both big winners in the opening round of the Brazil Serie A over the weekend.
Internacional Internacional were big winners as Cruzeiro extended their lead atop the Brazilian Serie A standings on the weekend.
Flamengo Flamengo stunned Brazilian Serie A leaders Cruzeiro 3-0 on Sunday, allowing Internacional to reduce the latter's advantage to six points.
Vasco da Gama Relegation-threatened Vasco da Gama remained alive in the Brazil Serie A after a 2-0 win over Nautico on Sunday.
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