Sao Paulo go clear after 2-1 Sao Bernardo win; Palmeiras beat Botafogo; Corinthians suffer a late draw

Palmeiras 2 – Botafogo 0 (Paulista, March 20, 2013) A brace to Leandro guided Palmeiras to a 2-0 home win.

Sao Bernardo 1 – Sao Paulo 2 (Paulista, March 20, 2013) Sao Paulo went three points clear atop the table with a 2-1 win away at Sao Bernardo.

XV de Piracicaba 1 – Corinthians 1 (Paulista, March 20, 2013) Corinthians were denied late in a 1-1 draw away to XV de Piracicaba that cost them third spot on the table. An 88th-minute equaliser to Diguinho helped XV earn a point in their relegation fight.