By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense and Vasco drew 1-1 yesterday evening at the Maracanã Stadium in the penultimate round of the Campeonato Carioca. Edmilson gave Vasco a first half lead before Fred leveled after the interval to keep Flu in second place in the table. Fred celebrates his goal against Vasco, photo by Ricardo Ayres/Photocamera. The game started slowly as both sides played cautiously in the opening exchanges. Vasco goalkeeper Martin Silva, who put in a man-of-the-match performance, made his first smart save on nine minutes from Chiquinho’s long-range drive. Rafael Sóbis then forced Silva into another stop from a free-kick. Meanwhile, Flu playmaker Conca was shadowed closely by Argentine compatriot Guiñazu and failed to make a telling mark on the game. Vasco came into the battle gradually. Just after the half-hour Edmilson sent a header against the crossbar to give Flu their first real scare. Ten minutes later he put the Cruz-Maltino in front. Pedro Ken’s shot from distance took a deflection, falling at the feet of Edmilson, who drove the ball beyond Diego Cavalieri. At the end of the first half Martin Silva made a third excellent save from Fred’s close-range header and Fluminense went in a goal down at half-time. Coach Renato Gaúcho sent on Walter for Rafael Sóbis for the second half, but seemingly no one could find a way past Silva in the Vasco goal as he denied Leandro Euzébio. Finally, on 66 minutes, Fred beat the Uruguayan stopper. The number nine met Bruno’s right-wing cross and directed a shot beyond Silva. Walter almost won the game for Flu in the dying moments but couldn’t find the back of the net. The two teams were forced to settle for a point and are likely to meet in the semi-finals. Earlier in the day, Flamengo drew 2-2 with Bangu. Bangu opened a two goal lead but a brace from Nixon earned a point for the Rubro-Negro. On Saturday Botafogo slid down the table with another disappointing loss. Campeonato Carioca Round Fourteen Results in Full: Boavista 2-1 Botafogo Friburguense 1-0 Resende Madureira 1-2 Bonsucesso Volta Redonda 3-1 Nova Iguaçu Audax 2-0 Cabofriense Macaé 4-1 Duque de Caxias Flamengo 2-2 Bangu Fluminense 1-1 Vasco Campeonato Carioca Round Fourteen. Read more (in Portuguese). * The Rio Times Daily Updates feature is offered to help keep you up-to-date with important news as it happens. 2 Responses to "Fluminense and Vasco Draw in Carioca Clássico: Daily" Pingback: Street Child World Cup Starts March 30th | The Rio Times | Brazil News Pingback: Campeonato Carioca Group Stage Ends: Daily Update | The Rio Times | Brazil News Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.