Luis Fabiano (2) & Denilson (golazo) see Sao Paulo to 3-0 win over Palmeiras; Flu stay 6 clear; Vasco, Nautico & Gremio win

Sao Paulo 3 – Palmeiras 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Luis Fabiano made it 1-0 after some fine twisting and turning. Eight minutes later, Denilson, on loan from Arsenal, scored a long range belter for the opener. After the break another fine finish from Luis Fabiano made it 3-0.

Atletico GO 0 – Vasco 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Defender Gustavo was ordered off in the 23rd minute, shown two yellow cards in the space of seconds as he reacted inappropriately to being called for an innocuous foul. Vasco da Gama’s breakthrough did not come until the 87th minute when Juninho slotted in a tidy finish to a pull-back from the left, and their bottom-of-the-table hosts lost a second man in the 90th minute when Marino jumped in two-footed on the veteran match-winner.

Nautico 2 – Corinthians 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Nautico were 2-1 winners over Corinthians, with Kieza opening the scoring after 31 minutes, and an own goal from Ralf five minutes from the end settling the outcome. Corinthians had drawn level just before half-time through Paolo Guerrero.

Santos 1 – Internacional 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Santos were held 1-1 at home by Internacional, as Bernardo’s 16th-minute goal for the hosts was wiped out in the 52nd minute by substitute Cassiano.

Fluminense 1 – Botafogo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Fluminense remain six points clear at the top of the table after Fred’s 73rd minute goal, a close-range finish after a swift break from midfield.

Gremio 2 – Cruzeiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 6, 2012) Third-placed Gremio prevailed 2-1 at home against Cruzeiro, coming alive in the second half after trailing at the break to Anselmo Ramon’s 28th minute drive. Marcelo Moreno equalised with a superb chip in the 67th minute and Marquinhos prodded in the 78th minute winner.

B101 Writer