The weekend’s football began with a 1x1 draw between Vasco and Corinthians. Vasco will be happy to get their first point of the season while Corinthians now have a win, loss and draw from their opening fixtures.
Palmeiras kept in touch at the top with a hard fought home victory against International. In a game dominated by the away team Palmeiras took all three points courtesy the only goal of the game from their controversial attacker Deyverson.
Surprise pacesetters Atletico Mineiro maintained the league’s only 100% record but left it late against Ceara. Junior bagged the winner in the fourth minute of injury time to complete the comeback and snatch a 1x2 victory.
Sunday’s first two fixtures both ended 1x1 with Sao Paulo and Flamengo drawing in Morumbi and Chapecoense sharing the spoils with Atletico-PR.
Fortaleza couldn’t build on their previous round’s win and fell to a 1x0 defeat at Botafogo. Alex Santana nabbed the goal in the 70th minute as the home side jumped to sixth on the back of their win.
Cruzeiro seem to be back on track in the league and won again at newly promoted Goias. The teams traded goals before Rodriguinho scored the decider in the 81st minute.
Santos couldn’t make their heavy possession or 17 shots count against CSA and dropped their first points of the season courtesy of their 0x0 draw.
Bahia got back to winning ways with a 1x0 win at home to Avai. An even match was decided by Artur’s goal on 40 mins and despite an avalanche of shots the home team couldn’t add to their tally.
The best game of the weekend was saved ‘til last as Gremio hosted Fluminense. With only a point accrued between them, these two legends of Brazilian football faced off knowing that even at this stage of the season jobs could be on the line. The game sparked to life through Souza’s 6th minute goal for the home side and didn’t stop pulsating to almost the last kick of the game. Gremio were two then three goals ahead through Everton and Pyerre before Fluminense woke up and snapped back with quick –fire goals from Gonzalez and Neves to leave the half-time score at 3x2. With the bit between their teeth Flu were soon to be level with Pereira scoring on the 55th minute. The turnaround was complete by the 72nd minute when Pedro calmly dispatched a penalty. However more drama ensued: first Kannerman restored parity in the 84th minute before Gonzalez smashed in a Fluminense winner in the second minute of injury time. Final score 4x5 and Flu finally getting three points and their league campaign up and running.