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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo had the brakes applied to their 26 game unbeaten streak last Thursday after losing 2-1 to underdog Ceara at the Engenhao. The players seemed to be suffering from a post Campeonato Carioca hangover, and none felt the fury of the Flamenguistas more so than Ronaldinho Gaucho, who will need to make a marked improvement if the Rubro Negro are to be a dominant force in this year's national league Brasilerao, commencing May 22nd.

The surprising defeat should serve as a wake . . .

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