RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Sport Recife scored three second-half goals to defeat Chapecoense 3-0 on Thursday, their fourth successive win in the Brazilian Serie A championship.
Striker Andre netted twice while Diego Souza was also on the scoresheet at Arena Pernambuco as Sport rose to fifth in the 20-team standings.
In Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo missed a chance to stay in touch with leaders Corinthians by falling 1-0 at home to Gremio.
Sao Paulo's disappointing season continued with a 2-2 home draw against Atletico Goianiense.
And in Thursday's only other match, Coritiba routed Avai 4-1 to move up to 10th in the standings.