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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - State and national favorites Flamengo lifted the Taça Guanabara at the Engenhao stadium after narrowly overcoming a stubborn and disciplined Boavista side 1-0. The final match marks the half way stage in the Rio state championship, and in order to be crowned absolute champions, the Rio giants will have to win the second phase of the tournament, the Taça Rio, which will get underway shortly . . .

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