Atletico Mineiro's alarming dip in Campeonato Brasileiro form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Portuguesa.

It could have been worse for Atletico as they fell beind to Leo Silva's opener six minutes into the second half, but Bernard struck after 66 minutes and they held on for a point after Leonardo Silva was sent off three minutes later.

The point left Atletico, who have drawn two and lost two of their last four games to surrender top spot, three points behind leaders Fluminense having played a game more.

Vasco da Gama came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Figueirense.

Caio put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes, but Luan ensured the teams were level at the break with a goal in the 34th minute.

And second-half strikes from Carlos Tenorio and Juninho completed the turnaround.

Kieza netted both goals as Nautico Recife beat Atletico Goianiense 2-0, Hernan Barcos bagged a brace in Palmeiras' 3-0 win over Ponte Preta, with Marcos Assuncao grabbing the third, while Cruzeiro and Internacional drew 0-0.