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By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After a great effort, the Flamengo directors managed, against all odds, to get the players' delayed salaries to their bank accounts just before the important match against Vasco da Gama, Flamengo's greatest rival, on last Sunday, March 22. This, and the fact that the last time Flamengo was beaten by Vasco was over two years ago, raised expectations from the Flamengo fans.

In spite of all that, the team was beaten 2-0 by its arch rival, in a polemic game that had as referee Luís Antônio Silva dos . . .

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