Goals from Brazil: Internacional beat Avia to keep pace with leaders Palmeiras; Sao Paulo sink Cruzeiro; Nahuelpan’s brilliant overhead kick earns Coritiba a point at Goias

Goias 2 – Coritiba 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Ariel Nahuelpan scored both goals for Coritiba, including the 86th minute equaliser with a brilliant bicycle kick from near the penalty spot. He had already scored with a close-range shot in the 17th. Goias, which had won five straight at home, got on the board with striker Felipe in the 23rd and midfielder Leo Lima in the 44th.

Cruzeiro 1 – Sao Paulo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Cruzeiro opened the scoring thanks to midfielder Diego Renan in the 43rd, but substitute midfielder Marlos struck a low shot from just inside the area in the 64th to start Sao Paulo’s comeback. Substitute striker Borges scored a late goal as defending champion Sao Paulo rallied to beat Cruzeiro.

Avai 0 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Defender Fabiano Eller opened the scoring in the 34th and midfielder Magrao added to the lead in the 81st. Internacional, which has won three in a row, played a man down from the 44th after the ejection of defender Indio, and two men down from the 83rd after defender Bolivar was red carded.

Fluminense 1 – Nautico 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Flu remain in serious danger of being relegated.

Santo Andre 1 – Atletico Mineiro 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Atletico Mineiro took advantage of an injury-time goal by Diego Tardelli to beat Santo Andre.

Atletico Paranaense 0 – Flamengo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009)