Ponte Preta and Sport play out 1-1 draw, Figueirense beaten by Internacional, Vasco go top

Ponte Preta 1 – Sport Recife 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Andre Luis opened the scoring for Ponte Preta after magical wing play from Cicinho. Sport responded in style through a Marquinhos piledriver.

Figueirense 0 – Internacional 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Dagoberto headed home the only goal of the game in a lively encounter.

Vasco Da Gama 1 – Botafogo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Vasco went top of the table thanks to a dramatic late winner from striker Alecsandro.

Nautico 3 – Coritiba 4 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Souza fired the home side in front in the 13th minute before Robinho leveled proceedings two minutes later. Nautico retook the lead through Kieza’s strike moments later, but after eleven minutes of play in the second-half, the Recife outfit found themselves behind after Leonardo found the back of the net twice. Fabio Pereira made it 4-2 to Coritiba in the 77th minute, meaning that Rico’s late strike counted for nothing for Nautico.

Atletico GO 4 – Sao Paulo 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) The home side opened up a three-goal lead after just thirty minutes of play thanks to goals from Marino, Patric and goalkeeper Marcio, who scored from the penalty spot. Ademilson pulled one back for Sao Paulo in the 41st minute before Wesley made it 4-1 to Atlético on the stroke of half-time. Jadson and Rafael Toloi both found the target for the Tricolor Paulista in the second-half, but their goals proved to be no more than a mere consolation.

Corinthians 2 – Cruzeiro 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Chicao opened the scoring for the Copa Libertadores champions in the 22nd minute from the penalty spot before Inter Milan target Paulinho put the came to bed three minutes into stoppage time.

Gremio 1 – Fluminense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 25, 2012) Fluminense’s unbeaten record in the Campeonato Brasileiro has finally come to end after they were beaten by Gremio. Kleber scored the only goal of the game in 68th minute and was then later sent off for hacking down Thiago Carleto from behind.