Fluminense remain nine points clear at the top of the Brazilian Campeonato after they and nearest rivals Atletico Mineiro both drew 2-2 on Wednesday.

Fluminense were held at home by 10-man Gremio, who took the lead through Elano on 55 minutes but saw Junior Digao equalise just four minutes later.

Rafael Sobis (63) then put the home side in front before Marcelo Moreno was sent off within seconds of coming on as a substitute, but the 10 men snatched a point in the closing stages through Ze Roberto.

Atletico Mineiro had to come from 2-0 down at Santos, with all four goals coming in the first 27 minutes.

Ezequiel Miralles struck in the first minute and Neymar made it two with 11 minutes on the clock, but Caldeira Bernard (18) and Jo (27) got the visitors back on level terms.

Elsewhere, Bahia were beaten 1-0 at home by Palmeiras, with Carlos Betinho scoring the only goal after 20 minutes.

Coritiba beat Nautico Recife 2-1 thanks to a second-minute own-goal from Rafael Berger and Deivid's strike before half-time, with Kieza scoring the visitors' consolation.

Lowly Figueirense twice came from behind to claim a memorable win at Internacional, who took the lead through Pelentier Dagoberto after 39 minutes.

Aloisio Dos Santos equalised on the stroke of half-time, but substitute Rafael Moura put Internacional back in front with 20 minutes remaining.

However, Pinto Roni made it 2-2 on 88 minutes and Aloisio snatched the winner with his second of the game in the dying seconds.

Cruzeiro had a more comfortable 2-0 home win over Corinthians, with Anselmo Ramon (21) and Alejandro Martinuccio (61) getting the goals.

The day's other game between Portuguesa and Flamengo ended 0-0.