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By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – A fine showing at league leaders Palmeiras on Sunday put Flamengo on the edge of the top four and looking in good shape for a charge at the title with just eight games left to play this season. Neighbours Fluminense did them a favor by holding Internacional to a draw at the Maracanã though the point was not enough to lift them off the bottom of the table, whilst defeat at Cruzeiro did not help Botafogo’s battle against relegation leaving them one off the drop zone in 16th.

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