Gremio bounced back from last week's Copa Libertadores elimination to easily beat Botafogo 3-0 at home in Porto Alegre on Sunday.
Maicon put the home side ahead in 12 minutes when he ran on to a clever pass from Luciano and shot past the goalkeeper from a tight angle.
Thaciano scored a second after 71 minutes with the simplest of finishes after Diego Tardelli's shot fell into his path.
Everton got a third from close range with 10 minutes remaining.
The win takes Gremio to within one point of sixth-place...
Botafogo have become the first professional football club in the world to have a YouTube star among their shirt sponsors.
The Brazilian side have reached a one-off agreement with Felipe Neto -- a Brazilian internet celebrity that has 16 million followers -- with his entertainment channel the 41st most-subscribed account on YouTube.
Neto, 29, recently launched a food brand named 'Neto's' which will be displayed on the club's jersey in Monday's league game at Palmeiras.
The Rio de Janeiro-based club...
Some three and a half months have passed since the group phase came to an end and the Copa Libertadores field was whittled down to 16 teams. Since then there has only been one more round.
Eight teams remain. By next Thursday there will only be four, and come the end of November the continent will have its champion, just in time to go to the Arab Emirates and take part in the Club World Cup.
By pure coincidence, there is a delightful symmetry about the quarterfinals. Argentina and Brazil each provide...
The remains of legendary Brazil winger Garrincha have gone missing, according to his family and local authorities.
The two-time World Cup winner who formed an unbeatable partnership with Pele died in 1983 and was buried in Mage's Raiz da Serra Cemetary, located in the Baixada Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro.
However, on Tuesday, the city government and Garrincha's relatives confirmed that the former Botafogo star's remains could not be found, with cemetery officials theorising they were lost...