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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo eased themselves clear of the 2012 Brasileirão relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Atlético-GO yesterday afternoon. Despite falling behind in a tough encounter, goals from debutant Cleber Santana and Liedson gave the Rubro-Negro a much needed three points in their battle against the drop and ended a run of seven games without a win.

Elsewhere in Rio, Botafogo . . .

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