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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2016 Rio Olympics now concluded, the Brazilian sports world turns its attention back to the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. On Sunday, August 28th, two local teams took the pitch in pivotal match-ups for G-4 (top four) positioning, with Flamengo defeating Chapecoense 3x1, while Fluminense was shut out by Palmeiras 2x0.

The hard-fought victory over Chapecoense propels Flamengo to second place in the standings of the Brasileirão, now in week 22, while Fluminense’s loss drops the club to eighth . . .

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