Chapecoense beat Vitoria on Thursday night to retain their place in Brazil's top division next season, almost a year after having to rebuild the squad following the tragic plane accident that killed most of their team.
The Chapeco-city based club won 2-1 at home against Vitoria to climb to 10th in the Campeonato Brasileiro standings, eight points clear of the relegation zone with three games remaining. They have taken 47 points from 35 games.
Ponte Preta and Vitoria are 16th and 17th in the standings...
No evidence has been found linking Brazilian club Chapecoense to negligence in the hiring of the plane that crashed in Colombia last year and killed 71 people, including most of its team, local prosecutors said.
In a statement late on Thursday, prosecutors said Chapecoense officials did not negotiate with Bolivian company LaMia. They also said they found no evidence that Chapecoense made undue payments to the company that had a close relationship with the South American football confederation CONMEBOL.
Brazilian side Chapecoense met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday.
The club were devastated by an airplane crash in the mountains of Colombia in November, with all but six of the 77 players, officials and journalists on board killed.
Three players survived the crash and two of them, Jackson Follmann and Alan Ruschel, were among those at the Vatican.
Pope Francis gave Chapecoense a special welcome in his remarks and posed for pictures with the team at the end of his weekly general audience.