Atletico Mineiro’s title hopes fade at Portuguesa; Juninho Pernambucano stars for Vasco; Palmeiras put down Ponte Preta

Portuguesa 1 – Atletico Mineiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 29, 2012) Second-placed Mineiro went behind to a Leo Silva strike in the 51st minute but managed to claim a draw when Bernard scored a quarter of an hour later.

Vasco 3 – Figueirense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 29, 2012) Figueirense stunned the home crowd at Vasco’s stadium when Caio scored in the 13th minute. But Vasco were level by half-time thanks to Luan Teixeira’s 34th-minute goal, which was set up by Juninho Pernambucano. The 37-year-old attacking midfielder grabbed another assist six minutes after the break, with Carlos Tenorio taking advantage of his fine pass and Juninho capped off a fine individual performance in the 80th minute with Vasco’s third goal of the game.

Palmeiras 3 – Ponte Preta 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 29, 2012) Hernan Barcos scored twice in the first half and Marcos Assuncao added a long-range goal with half an hour to play as Palmeiras won their second game in a row.

Cruzeiro 0 – Internacional 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 29, 2012)

Nautico 2 – Atletico GO 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 29, 2012)

B101 Writer