Goiás defeated Coritiba 1-0 in Goiania on Saturday
Athletico Paranaense, led by Luiz Felipe Scolari, ranks fourth
Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal converted his first goal in the Brazilian League in Flamengo’s 4-1 thrashing of Atlético Goianiense in match of the twentieth day.
The Rio de Janeiro team add now 33 points and remains in the vanguard positions, without giving up the title dispute between the leader Palmeiras and the second Corinthians.
Palmeiras, with goals from the Argentine José López and Dudú, beat Ceará 1-2 at home on Saturdaywho discounted a penalty with Colombian Stiven Mendoza.
The team of the Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira, two-time champion of the Copa Libertadores, reached 42 points with his victory in the city of Fortaleza.
Goiás defeated Coritiba 1-0 in Goiania on Saturdayby Paraguayan coach Gustavo Morínigo.
Coritiba continues to lose positions after a positive start to the tournament.
Atlético Mineiro, last champion and whose bench the Brazilian Cuca returned to replace the Argentine Antonio Mohamed, was beaten 3-0 in his visit to Internacionalwhich on Friday announced the hiring of Argentine striker Braian Romero from River Plate.
Atlético Mineiro fell to seventh place in the standings with 32 points.
Athletico Paranaense, led by Luiz Felipe Scolari, ranks fourth with 34 points after defeating Sao Paulo 1-0 in Curitiba, which announced on Saturday the signing of goalkeeper Felipe Alves.
Also this Sunday América thrashed Avaí 3-1 in Belo Horizontein which Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero entered for the second half.
Cuiabá lost at home by 0-1 against Fortaleza and Bragantino defeated Juventude 1-0.
The twentieth day is completed on Mondaywhen Fluminense, led by the tournament’s top scorer, the Argentine Germán Ezequiel Cano, visits Santos.