Lucas Moura inspires Sao Paulo to victory; Leaders Flu lose to Atletico GO
Sao Paulo 3 – Portuguesa 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 15, 2012) Lucas Moura played an influential role in the home win, setting up two goals in the second half. Osvaldo broke the deadlock for the hosts inside six minutes but Portuguesa’s Bruno Mineiro levelled proceedings on 37 minutes. Sao Paulo defender Cortez restored their lead on 57 minutes before ex-Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano capped his national team recall with a 78th-minute strike to seal the win.
Fluminense 1 – Atletico GO 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 15, 2012) Defender Diego Giaretta opened the scoring for Atletico GO in the 18th minute before Renie doubled the visitors’ lead with half-time fast approaching. Substitute Michael pulled a goal back for Fluminense just past the hour mark but it proved nothing more than a consolation.