Big Four Reach State Semis

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Round seven of the Taça Guanabara (Guanabara Cup) came to an end without any big surprises at the weekend; Rio's big four Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama all advanced to the state competition's semifinals.

On Sunday, Flamengo consolidated itself at the top of Group A after beating Boavista 2-1 at the Raulino de Oliveira Stadium, in Volta Redonda.

The national champions rested some key players such as Adriano and Vagner Love as a precaution after both sustained mild injuries during the week and with . . .

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