By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – After nineteen rounds of the 2009 Brasileirão, the picture continues to look bleak for Rio’s teams, all three dogged by inconsistency since the outset.

This weekend the poor performances continued, though Botafogo will happily take the point away from league leaders Palmeiras which left them in fifteenth. Sunday saw Flamengo beaten by Grêmio and they have fallen to tenth. Fluminense failed to rise to the challenge of their must-win match, losing to relegation rivals Curitiba to remain one off the bottom in nineteenth place.

Palmeiras . . .

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