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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo lost 2-1 to Léon of Mexico in their first game in the 2014 Copa Libertadores last night. Holding midfielder Amaral was dismissed after only twelve minutes and the Brazilians never managed to take a stranglehold on the game.

The referee judged Amaral to have connected dangerously with Montes and showed him a straight red card. Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?