Sao Paulo maintained top spot in the Campeonato Paulista with a 2-0 away win over Paulista on Wednesday.
Luis Fabiano scored both goals for the leaders at the Estadio Dr Jayme Pinheiro de Ulhoa Cintra, to send them back top after Ponte Preta had momentarily knocked them off the perch earlier in the day.
Ponte Preta secured a 1-0 win over Botafogo at their Estadio Moises Lucarelli home, with William on target in the 65th minute to preserve their unbeaten season.
They trail Sao Paulo by two points, and have also played a game extra than their title rivals.
Corinthians were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Penapolense, after Silvinho’s 75th-minute goal earned the visitors a point at the Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Ituano fell to a third straight defeat when Bragantino surpassed them 1-0 at the Estadio Nabi Abi Chedid.
Uniao Barbarense climbed off bottom spot with a 3-2 away win at Linense, with an Alex brace followed by a winner to Bachin helping the strugglers to the three points at the Estadio Municipal Gilberto Siqueira Lopes.
Mirassol handed Palmeiras just their second loss of the season – and in some fashion too – with a 6-2 shellacking at the Estadio Jose Maria de Campos Maia.
The hosts went 3-0 up inside 12 minutes, as a first-minute own goal from Palmeiras defender Marcos Vinicius was shortly followed by a Caion brace.
Palmeiras were back in it just past the half-hour mark thanks to goals to Caio and Ronny, but before half-time was called, Mirassol had virtually sewn up the victory.
Three goals in seven minutes to finish a frenetic opener saw the home side to a drought-breaking win – their first in six matches.
XV de Piracicaba fought back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw away at Sao Caetano’s Estadio Municipal Anacleto Campanella – making it three straight unbeaten matches for XV.
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