Internacional climbed to fourth in the Campeonato standings with a 2-1 home win over Cruzeiro, leap-frogging its opponent in the process.
The victory moved Inter a point behind leaders Atletico Mineiro and
Elsewhere, Cidinho netted twice before half-time to set Botafogo on its way to a 3-0 triumph over Bahia, Elkeson putting the result beyond doubt with a third goal three minutes after the interval.
Bottom-of-the-table Atletico Goianiense remained winless after going down 1-0 at home to Nautico Recife, Araujo scoring the game's only goal after 23 minutes.
The Brazilian football federation says striker Michael has been dropped from the Under-20 national team for testing positive for cocaine after a match last month.