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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2016 season of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brasileirão) enters the home stretch, the top four teams in the league battled it out this weekend in a pair of pivotal games for table positioning. After going unbeaten for an impressive fifteen games, league leader Palmeiras lost 1x0 to fourth-place Santos, while second-place Flamengo dueled to a 2x2 draw with third-place team, Atlético Mineiro.

In the first game, on Saturday, October 29th, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?