At the Maracana stadium, Paraguay midfielder Pablo Zeballos scored in the 75th to help Botafogo salvage a 2-2 draw against Internacional after going down 2-0 in the first half.
Vitoria also squandered a 2-0 first-half lead after Atletico Paranaense scored in the 79th and 84th minutes in Salvador.
Sport beat recently promoted Chapecoense 2-1 in Recife, while Bahia defeated Figueirense 2-0 in Sao Paulo.
In the second division on Saturday, four-time Brazilian champion Vasco da Gama lost 2-1 to Luverdense at the Arena Pantanal, remaining with only one point from two matches in its attempt to return to the top flight.
Only nine rounds will be played before the Brazilian league stops for the June 12-July 13 World Cup that Brazil is hosting. The remaining 29 rounds will be played until December.
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