By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A brace from Fred helped Fluminense to a comfortable 3-1 win over Vasco da Gama in the Taça Guanabara final, leaving Fluzão as champions of the 2012 Campeonato Carioca's first half. Next week, the second half Taça Rio commences, and to be crowned overall state champion the Tricolor will either have to capture that trophy as well or beat the winners in a play-off.

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