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By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After defeat in the Campeonato Carioca finals in the last three seasons, Botafogo finally got the better of Flamengo and lifted the state championship trophy this weekend, wining  2-1 with both goals coming through penalties by their foreign strikers Herrera and "El Loco" Abreu.

Flamengo's only goal came from the feet of Vagner Love, who as consolation leaves the Campeonato Carioca as top scorer with fifteen goals. The match took place on Sunday afternoon at the Maracanã Stadium, with over 60,000 fans watching the game's twists and . . .

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