By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The classic ‘Fla-Flu’ encounter between rival football (soccer) teams Flamengo and Fluminense filled the iconic Maracanã with plenty of incident this past Saturday, April 6th, ending in a 1-1 draw that put Flamengo through to the ‘Campeonato Carioca’ (Carioca Championship) final. While on Sunday, April 7th, another of the ‘big four’ Rio teams, Vasco, dispensed with Bangu in a 2-1 victory that will send them through to face the ‘rubro-negro’ in what is known as the ‘Clássico dos Milhões’ (Derby of Millions).

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