By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – A convincing win for Flamengo at the Maracanã on Sunday puts the raça rubro-negro (ruby and black army) into eighth position, and should end any talk of crisis as they set their sights on the top four.

Fluminense, on the other hand, were 3 x 0 down by half time. They then scored an own goal and slumped to a 5 x 1 defeat at Gaúcho club Grêmio. Botafogo came out with yet another draw at Santos and remain in eighteenth position.

Flamengo 3 x . . .

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