Flu and Botafogo in Trouble

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – A long-awaited win has come for a Carioca side as Flamengo put away Santo André on Saturday, but for Botafogo and Fluminense the 2009 campaign continues to go from bad to worse. Botafogo registered their eleventh draw of the season in a thrilling 3 x 3 encounter with Grêmio at their Engenhao Stadium on Sunday evening, while Fluminense chalked up their twelfth defeat – a result which leaves them a point adrift at the foot of the table and no less than eight points from safety. Short of a minor miracle . . .

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