Goals from Brazil: Ronaldo hits a brace as Corinthians edge Sport in a 7-goal thriller; Atletico Mineiro go top

Corinthians 4 – Sport Recife 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 16, 2009) Fabiano headed Sport into an 11th minute lead only for Ronaldo to turn the match on its head with a pair of headers. A belter from Cristian extended Corinthians’ lead but Sport rallied as Vandinho netted a brace to equalise. Eventually the hosts found a winner thanks to Moradei’s 20-yarder ten minutes from time.

Atletico Mineiro 2 – Sao Paulo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 16, 2009) Atletico Mineiro took top spot in Brazil by beating the defending champions Sao Paulo. Striker Tardelli scored in the first minute and in the 52nd minute Tardelli teed up Serginho for Atletico’s second.

Nautico 1 – Vitoria 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 16, 2009)