Flamengo Beat Vasco on Penalties to Claim the Taça Rio

The rubro-negra came from behind to draw level in the last moments of the second half, forcing the game into extra time and then going on to triumph in the penalty shootout.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last evening, March 30th, the streets of Rio de Janeiro erupted in a mixture of joy and frustation when Werley, defender for local club Vasco da Gama, struck his penalty high and wide of the Flamengo goal, thereby crowning the most popular club in the Cidade Maravilhosa champions of the Taça Rio for the ninth time.

Vasco da Gama managed to throw away their victory . . .

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