Highlights: Brasileirão Série A 2010 - round 37

In the penultimate round of the Brazilian championship all three of the top teams managed to win meaning that any of them could win the championship next weekend. Leaders Fluminense managed a 1-2 away win against Palmeiras, coming from a goal down after a dreadful defensive error by Leandro Euzébio followed by a brilliant curling shot from Dinei. 2nd placed Corinthians won 2-0 at home against Vasco da Gama and 3rd placed Cruzeiro also came back from one goal down to win 1-2 away at Flamengo.

In the relegation struggle long time occupants of the relegation zone Atlético Mineiro secured their safety with a 3-1 win against relegated Goiás, a third consecutive win for the home team. Avaí also recorded their third consecutive win to ensure their safety, coming from two goals down to beat Santos 3-2 with a hat-trick from Caio. They move two points clear of the drop zone which is enough to secure their safety since the two teams below them play each other on the last day.

Guaraní were relegated after a 0-3 home capitulation against Grêmio, who still lead the chase for the last Copa Libertadores berth. Vitória occupy the last remaining relegation place although a 1-1 away draw against continental champions Internacional should not be scoffed at, they are behind Atlético Goianiense who drew 1-1 with São Paulo with yet another goal for Rogerio Ceni, São Paulo's world record highest scoring goalkeeper.

Atlético Goianiense and Vitoria are level on points and goal difference, only separated by goals scored the last round of fixtures will determine which of three teams will win the title and which of these two teams will suffer relegation to Serie B.

Grêmio are in the last remaining Copa Libertadores spot on 60 points, however Botafogo kept their hopes of pinching it on the last day of the season alive with a 3-1 win against bottom of the table Grêmio Prudente. Outsiders Atlético Paranaense are out of the race after they could only manage a 1-1 draw away at Ceará.

Corinthians 2-0 Vasco da Gama
Palmeiras 1-2 Fluminense
Flamengo 1-2 Cruzeiro
Botafogo 3-1Grêmio Prudente
Guaraní 0-3 Grêmio
Atlético Mineiro 3-1 Goiás
Internacional 1-1 Vitória
Atlético Goianiense 1-1 São Paulo
Ceará 1-1 Atlético Paranaense
Avaí 3-2 Santos

How the league table looks after round 37.

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