Botafogo Beats Vasco to Win 2012 Taça Rio

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo comfortably saw off Vasco 3-1, courtesy of a Loco Abreu brace, on Sunday April 29th at the Engenhão to become Taça Rio champions. Their success means they will now face Fluminense, the Taça Guanabara victors from February, in the grand final of the 2012 Campeonato Carioca, the Rio de Janeiro state championship.

For Vasco, the regional misery continues. They last won the Carioca crown in 2003, and since then have only been victorious in one state trophy, the following year. This time around they reached . . .

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