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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo beat Nova Iguaçu 2-1 yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca. The Rubro-Negro were a long way below par but an own goal and a Hernane strike guaranteed their place in the knock-out phase of the state championship.

It was the club's ninth win from eleven games, and the club stand top of the table with 28 points . . .

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