Alecsandro's brace leads Flamengo past Palmeiras

Sao Paulo, Brazil ( - A second-half brace from Felisbino Alecsandro helped Flamengo to a 4-2 home win against Palmeiras, giving the team its first victory of the campaign.

Wesley and Paulo Santos traded goals in the opening 15 minutes before Jose Dourado gave Palmeiras a 2-1 halftime lead.

Marcio Araujo equalized in the 50th minute for Flamengo and Alecsandro took over from there, scoring on the hour mark and again in the 73rd to seal the win.

Corinthians stayed unbeaten with a 1-0 win at Chapecoense through a 77th- minute goal from Jose Paolo Guerrero, while Cruzeiro joined them on seven points from three games as Elierce Barbosa and Marcelo Moreno scored goals in the last 15 minutes to lift the team to a 3-2 comeback win at Atletico PR, which played the final 43 minutes with 10 men after Drausio Gil was sent off.

Internacional earned its second win from three games by topping Sport Recife, 2-1, with first-half goals from Andres D'Alessandro and Charles Aranguiz, while Goias became the fourth team with seven points as David's 69th-minute goal helped the team to a 1-0 win at Atletico Mineiro.

Vitoria notched a 2-1 win at Fluminense with Marcos Goncalves scoring both goals, Sao Paulo and Coritiba finished 2-2 after Ademilson Bispo scored the equalizer in the 72nd minute, Santos and Gremio played out a 0-0 draw, Bahia edged Botafogo, 1-0, behind a second-half goal from Maximiliano Biancucchi, and Silvio Junior's goal in the 14th minute was enough as Criciuma topped Figueirense, 1-0.