After more than decade without a major trophy, Sao Paulo has ended its dry run after lifting the Copa do Brasil title in dramatic fashion.
The is so much at stake when two of Brazil's giants, Sao Paulo and Flamengo, go head-to-head in the second leg in the Copa do Brasil final on Sunday.
The Brazilian Football Confederation now has the right to sanction teams whose employees or fans commit acts of racism with the loss of points.
Flamengo lifted the Copa do Brasil on Wednesday in the biggest game ever played between Brazil's most popular clubs.
Neither Flamengo nor Corinthians could find the back of the net in what was a tense first leg of the Copa do Brazil final on Wednesday.
Club football won't get bigger than this in South America. Move over, Copa Libertadores -- the Brazil Cup is a true clash of titans.
While the generations-old domsetic cup competitions in Europe have decreased in importance, its the opposite in Brazil.
Atletico-MG confirmed the inevitable on Wednesday, romping to an emphatic 6-1 aggregate Copa Do Brasil win to seal a dominant domestic Double.
In Brazil, winning the cup has become as important as winning the league. Athletico Paranaense aim to stop Atletico Mineiro doing both.
Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte to claim victory in the first major final contested between the two neighbouring clubs.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's side have been eliminated from the Brazilian cup as a result of fans' racial abuse.