Diego Forlan scores twice as Internacional beat Flamengo 4-1; Corinthians beat leaders Atletico Mineiro

Internacional 4 – Flamengo 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) Vagner Love had put Flamengo ahead but goals from Diego Forlan (2), Josimar and Leandro Damiao secured the Inter win.

Bahia 1 – Sao Paulo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) Sao Paulo went down to a 1-0 away defeat as Bahia took all three points thanks to a goal from Santana Gabriel.

Corinthians 1 – Atletico Mineiro 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) Atletico Mineiro remain top of the Brazilian Campeonato despite suffering only their second defeat of the season. Paulo Andre’s 63rd-minute goal was enough to give Corinthians a 1-0 win, despite having Marcio Emerson sent off 14 minutes later.

Sport Recife 2 – Santos 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) Sport Recife also had a man sent off but held on to beat Santos 2-1 thanks to goals from Hugo and Felipe Azevedo in the first half. Conceicao Edcarlos (59) was sent off after De Souza Andre (51) had pulled a goal back for Santos, but the home side defended resolutely.

Botafogo 2 – Coritiba 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) Botafogo enjoyed a 2-0 win over Coritiba thanks to goals from De Oliveira Elkeson and Nicolas Lodeiro within the first half hour.

Cruzeiro 3 – Nautico 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) It took until the 75th minute for Humberlito Borges to open the scoring before Jose Elber (71) and Wellington Paulista (90) gave the scoreline a more flattering look.

Ponte Preta 3 – Atletico GO 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2012) The visitors took the lead on nine minutes through Diego Giaretta but eventually saw their resistance broken as Moro Giancarlo (58), Luiz Antonio Ferron (68) and Janderson Cleber (85) all found the net before Martins Marcos was sent off two minutes from time.