Classico Derby Marks Halfway in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The nineteenth round of the 2011 Campeonato Brasileirão marking the national league's halfway point, witnessed a round of classicos as local rivals across the country took to the pitch. Rio's two derbies saw Fluminense pitted against Botafogo on Saturday, while the city's two bigger clubs, Flamengo and Vasco, played Sunday.

For Fluminense, the first term has been one of inconsistency and disappointment, summed up perfectly in their . . .

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