Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca clubs in the Serie A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Botafogo, didn’t fare too well in the 2014 Brasileirão championship. Fluminense and Flamengo finished the season in the middle of the table without either qualifying for the Libertadores and Botafogo were even relegated and will […]

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With their sixth successive defeat and 22nd in total after 37 games Botafogo has been relegated to Brazil’s second division Serie B for next season. The Glorioso lost 0x2 against Santos after a brace by former Seleção (Brazil national team) striker Leandro Damião and sealed […]

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two rounds before the end of the 2014 Brasileirão Cruzeiro was crowned champion after a 2×1 win over Goiás in the Mineirão stadium. It is the second title in a row for the club from Belo Horizonte and the fourth in total. Goals were scored […]

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, in the 36th round of the Brasileirão, Belo Horizonte outfit Cruzeiro could grab their second Serie A title in a row. The team from Minas Gerais won 2×1 against Grêmio yesterday (Thursday, November 20th) and tops the table with a seven point lead, […]

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the 34th round of the Brasileirão championship, Fluminense beat fellow Carioca club Botafogo 1×0 in the clássico at Maracanã on Saturday night. With this win, the G-4 remain in a three point distance for the Tricolor, while Botafogo was lucky that fellow relegation zone […]

Fluminense Beat Goiás 2-0 in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beat Goiás 2-0 in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense comfortably beat Goiás 2-0 last night in the 32nd round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro to keep their G-4 dream alive. Goals from Fred and Conca secured the points for the Tricolor, who have now won four successive games to dispel the pressure […]

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense got back to winning ways in the Campeonato Brasileiro with a 4-2 victory over Criciúma at the Maracanã this evening. The match saw the return of Walter to the Tricolor for his first game in a month, and the burly forward had a […]

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo and Flamengo both picked up three points in the 28th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro this past weekend. However Fluminense’s push to qualify for the Copa Libertadores were dealt a massive blow with a loss to Internacional. Botafogo gave their chances of avoiding relegation […]

No Wins for Cariocas in Brasileirão Round 26

No Wins for Cariocas in Brasileirão Round 26

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 26th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro was one to forget for Rio clubs, with none managing to pick up a vital three points. Fluminense conceded a late equalizer, whilst there were defeats for Flamengo and Botafogo. A late goal from Bahia held Fluminense to a […]

Fluminense Beats São Paulo 3×1 in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beats São Paulo 3×1 in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense were the only Carioca team to win as the 25th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro took place this past weekend. There were defeats for Botafogo and Flamengo, with the former continuing to hover perilously close to the relegation zone. Fluminense secured an excellent […]

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