Brazilian football club Corinthians were held to a goalless home draw by Atletico Paranaense in Serie A.
The result here on Saturday left Corinthians, six-time champions, in the seventh place in the standings, a point behind Botafogo with one match remaining in the season, reports Xinhua.
The top six teams will earn a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club competition.
Meanwhile, Botafogo continued their shaky end to the season when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Ponte Preta.
The Rio de Janeiro outfit, promoted from the Serie B last year, have not won since October 19.
In Saturday's only other top-flight match, Sport Recife drew 2-2 at America Mineiro.
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