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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2012 Campeonato Brasileirão began this past weekend with good results for three of Rio's four sides. Botafogo, Fluminense and Vasco all picked up three points in the opening rounds, while Flamengo were lucky to escape with a point after a dreadful display away at Sport Recife.

Flamengo's thirty-day break, after premature elimination from both the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?