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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There were contrasting emotions for Tricolores and Vascaínos this past week as they saw their respective sides start their 2012 Copa Libertadores campaigns. For the first time in history, Rio has three clubs representing the city in the competition: Vasco, Fluminense and Flamengo.

While Vasco and Flu started their campaigns last week, the Rubro-Negro play their first match tonight (Wednesday, February 15th) against Lanús of Argentina. The tournament will end in a two-legged final, with the games to be played on June 27th and July 4th . . .

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