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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo beat Botafogo 1-0 yesterday evening (July 28th) at the Maracanã in new coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo's first game in charge. Alecsandro's headed goal just after the half-hour mark was enough to separate the sides in a hard fought contest with little in the way of free flowing football.

It was the Rubro-Negro's first win in eight outings, and helped the club move onto ten points from twelve games. They now sit eighteenth in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?