Brazil Campeonato news

Brazil: Corinthians held by Flamengo

June 5, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Corinthians have soared to the top of the fledgling Campeonato Brasileiro table being held by fellow powerhouse Flamengo.

The Sao Paulo giants drew 1-1 with Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro after William's opening goal was cancelled out by Renato before half-time. The point took Corinthians ahead of Palmeiras with two wins and a draw, though Atletico Mineiro and Sao Paulo have both only played two and won both.

Coritiba inflicted a 5-1 hammering against Vasco da Gama as Anderson Aquino scored a 10-minute hat-trick with goals in the ninth, 14th and 19th minutes.

Gremio overcame Bahia at home thanks to Junior Vicoa's first-half brace.

Internacional won 4-2 away to America in a game which saw them 3-0 up after 23 minutes to earn a comfortable three points while Borges netted twice as Santos beat Avai 3-1 at home.