Campeonato Carioca Kicks Off

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was business as usual for three of Rio’s big clubs in the opening two rounds of the 2011 Campeonato Carioca. Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo all managed 100 percent winning records against second-rate opposition, while Vasco slipped to two straight defeats, putting their ability to qualify for the knock-out stages in doubt.

On Wednesday night, goals from Vander and Wanderley earned Flamengo a comfortable victory . . .

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