First Serie A ‘Classico’ Falls Short

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – This years Brasileirão sees three Carioca teams vying for the championship, with Fluminense the lone winner from last weekend. The precious late win over local rivals Botafogo takes them up to 7th place in the table.

For their part, Botafogo must find their first win of the campaign and currently languish in the bottom three with pressure building on coach Ney Franco and his players.

Flamengo received a sound lesson in the Sport Recife match, conceding four goals in ten minutes. They are currently in 11th place.

The Fluminense 1-0 . . .

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