Vasco De Gama missed out on the chance to go top of the Campeonato Brasileiro after a goalless draw at Internacional.
Vasco De Gama were looking to go top of the Campeonato Brasileiro when they travelled to fifth-placed Internacional on Saturday
In a tight first half it was the home side who created the better openings and they thought they had gone ahead after half an hour when Elton headed home from close range.
However, Internacional's celebrations were cut short by the linesman's flag, Elton having strayed into an offside position.
Diego Forlan then had the chance to give his new side the lead when he was played through by Marcos Aurelio, only for the Uruguayan hitman to drag his shot wide.
After the break Vasco finally managed to test Internacional 'keeper Muriel, Felipe's dipping free kick forcing him into a routine save.
With time running out Internacional push for a winner, Elton picking out Maurides with a perfect cross only for the striker to send his header well wide of the target as they matched finished 0-0.
Internacional held by VascoMonday, July 30 2012