Flamengo Re-Focuses Without Adriano

By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Having suffered elimination from the Copa Libertadores last week on away goals to Universidad de Chile, Flamengo turned their attentions towards defending their Brasileirão title, following consecutive draws in the opening two rounds.

Last Thursday, Flamengo arrived in the Chilean capital knowing that only a victory by a two goal margin would be sufficient to overturn their 3-2 first leg defeat.

And they started well as Vágner Love headed the Rubro-Negro in front in stoppage time at the end of a first half they largely dominated . . .

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