Ronaldo gives Corinthians opening weekend win; Flamengo-Sao Paulo draw; Kleber lifts Cruzeiro; Avai hit six

Corinthians 2 – Atletico Paranaense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010) Paranaense had Paulo Baier sent off in the 42nd minute but they still went ahead when Marcio Azevedo’s free kick on the stroke of halftime went through a group of players in the box without anyone getting a touch. Souza equalised on the hour for Corinthians and Ronaldo was the match-winner with an 82nd minute penalty.

Flamengo 1 – Sao Paulo 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010) Washington gave Sao Paulo a halftime lead but Denis Marques equalised for Flamengo early in the second half.

Internacional 1 – Cruzeiro 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010) Kleber put Cruzeiro ahead with a penalty after a harsh handball decision but Inter replied quickly when Taison headed home after Giuliano’s fine run and cross. Kleber scored the winner in the 36th minute from a pass by Fabricio.

Atletico Mineiro 2 – Vasco da Gama 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010)

Avai 6 – Gremio Prudente 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010) Emerson converted a superb hat-trick to guide the Florianopolis-based side to a crushing win.

Ceara 1 – Fluminense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010)

Guarani 1 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 9, 2010)