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By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Flamengo dragged themselves out of their recent rut with a well-deserved away win against Santo André on Sunday in the third round of the Serie A Championship, while Fluminense and Botafogo continued to find points hard to come by, and suffered heavy defeats.

It was an important first win for Flamengo, albeit against the newly-promoted minnows from Sao Paulo, and also crucially marked their first two goals in the competition this year.

No such luck for Botafogo, who failed to find their first win of the campaign against an excellent . . .

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