Sao Paulo moved up to sixth in Brazil’s Serie A with a 2-0 win over Figueirense on Sunday as Gremio also won.
Ademilson scored in the opening minute for Sao Paulo but it took until four minutes into extra time before Willian Jose scored the second from Rafinha’s ball to make sure of the points.
Fluminense’s Fred scored a penalty in stoppage time to secure a dramatic late 2-1 win against Ponte Preta.
Ferron cancelled out Thiago Neves opener for Fluminense, six minutes from time, before Fred stepped up to score the winning penalty.
Gremio scored an important 1-0 win over Botafogo courtesy of Marcelo Moreno’s lone goal in the 49th minute.
The three points keeps Gremio fourth one point ahead of Cruzeiro, who also won at home to Flamengo.
Borges scored the lone goal on the stroke of half-time from Ceara’s assist.
Palmeiras were comfortable 3-0 victors at home to Nautico with their first win in four games steering them clear of the drop zone.
Obina, Mazinho and Marcio Araujo were on target for Palmeiras in Sao Paulo.
Internacional thumped bottom-placed Atletico GO 4-1 to move up to seventh place.
Fred scored the fourth and assisted another as Elton, Dagoberto and Jaja also netted for Internacional.
Coritiba clawed their way back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw away to Bahia.