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Deivid steers Coritiba to the top

Ronaldinho scored twice in Atletico Mineiro's 2-0 win against Gremio.
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Deivid scored the only goal within a minute of kick-off as Coritiba went back to the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro with a 1-0 win over Nautico Recife.

Deivid latched on to a cross from Alex to convert after 54 seconds, but the early breakthrough did not herald a feast of goals as neither side could find the net thereafter.

The win took Coritiba to 11 points from five games, one clear of Botafogo and Vitoria, who claimed a 3-2 win over Atletico Paranaense thanks to Damian Escudero's late strike.

Twice Vitoria took the lead, through Luis Caceres (28) and Maxi Biancucchi (36), but both times the visitors pegged them back, first thanks to Ederson (31) and then, with 10 minutes left to play, Luiz Alberto.

Escudero then struck three minutes from time to give Vitoria a third and decisive lead.

Ten-man Fluminense scored twice in the last 10 minutes to snatch a 2-1 victory over Goias.

Flu, who had Rhayner dismissed on the stroke of half-time, looked to be headingfor defeat when Vitor struck for Goias in the 71st minute.

But the 10 men rallied and claimed the points thanks to goals from Rafael Sobis (82) and Denilson (87), putting them two points behind Coritiba having played a game less.

Ronaldinho scored twice as Atletico Mineiro claimed their first win of the season, beating Gremio 2-0.

The former Barcelona man opened the scoring from the spot on the hour mark then added a second in the dying moments.

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