Fla and Fogo Win to Qualify for Carioca Semifinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo won a controversial clássico against Fluminense at the Maracanã, while Botafogo turned the game around against Série C club and surprise semifinal contender Madureira in the second but last round of the group phase of the Campeonato Carioca this weekend. The victories qualify both clubs already for the semifinals of the championship.

Flamengo against Fluminense is the game with probably the biggest rivalry in Brazil and always an emotional one. This weekend the match was marked first by unusual unity between the players of the two teams in . . .

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