RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Troubled Brazilian champions Corinthians won 1-0 at Sao Caetano on Wednesday but remained in the relegation zone.
The win came amid reports of more changes at the club, which may include the signing of former Brazil striker Marcio Amoroso and the sale of Argentina pair Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to English Premier League club West Ham United.
Tevez has not appeared at the club for 10 days and Mascherano, suspended from Wednesday's game, also missed training on Tuesday.
Striker Rafael Moura turned in a cross from Rubens Junior in the 11th minute to give Corinthians their third win in five outings under new coach Emerson Leao.
Leao, who left Sao Caetano to join Corinthians, is the seventh coach at the club since they signed a controversial partnership deal with London-based Media Sports Investments (MSI) in 2004.
Corinthians are 17th in the 20-team table with 23 points from 21 games. The bottom four go down.
Sao Caetano remained winless in four games under coach Paulo Cesar Gusmao, Leao's replacement.
Second-placed Santos missed a chance to go level on points with leaders Sao Paulo when they lost 2-1 at Atletico Paranaense.
Marcos Aurelio put Paranaense ahead with a shot on the turn five minutes into the second half and substitute William rose to head home a free kick with five minutes to play.
Rodrigo Tiui pulled one back for Vanderlei Luxemburgo's team in stoppage time.
Santos have 35 points from 21 games while Sao Paulo, who have 38, host struggling Fortaleza on Thursday.
Internacional won their first game since winning the South American Libertadores Cup two weeks ago when they won 2-0 at bottom club Santa Cruz.
Striker Fernandao rose to head home the first in the 40th minute following a trademark Internacional attack before Adriano finished off an incisive move early in the second half.
Internacional, who have sold four members of their title-winning team, climbed to fourth place with 34 points, one behind bitter rivals Gremio who stayed third by beating Cruzeiro 2-1.
Fluminense lost their second straight game under Antonio Lopes, their fifth coach of the year, when they went down 3-1 to Goias.
Juliano produced a clinical finish to give Fluminense a halftime lead but that was quickly wiped out when Nonato scored twice - a header followed by a brilliant volley on the turn - within seven minutes of coming on as a halftime substitute.
Fabio Bahia added a third with four minutes to go to complete an unhappy return for Lopes, who resigned as Goias coach three weeks ago.