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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Penalties decided both second legs of the Rio state football (soccer) championship, the Campeonato Carioca, this weekend. While Botafogo disputed a thriller shootout against Fluminense, which the alvinegro won after eleven penalties with 9-8, Vasco scored from the spot in regular time to win 1-0 over Flamengo.

The second leg between Botafogo and Fluminense that had been transferred to Fogo home ground newly named Nilton Santos stadium, known asSubscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?