SAO PAULO, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored a 90th-minute penalty to give Corinthians a 1-0 victory over Coritiba in the Campeonato Brasileiro on Sunday.
Guerrero, who entered as a second-half substitute, slotted the winner at the Pacaembu stadium after Danilo was brought down by Luccas Claro.
Corinthians are now fourth in the Brasileirao standings with 25 points while Coritiba have dropped to sixth, just one point behind.
Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato had a forgetable afternoon and was jeered by his own fans when substituted on the hour.
After the match Corinthians coach Tite defended the 23-year-old Brazil international.
"He is the same player that was applauded by the fans against Vitoria last week. That's football," Tite said.
"When the opposition refuses to attack it can affect the construction of our play and makes life difficult for the strikers."
In other matches on Sunday, Flamengo drew 0-0 with Sao Paulo, Goias beat Ponte Preta 1-0, Botafogo overcame Portuguesa 3-1, Santos drew 0-0 with Bahia, Internacional drew 0-0 with Atletico Mineiro and Atletico Paranaense defeated Criciuma 2-1.