Flu Show Spirit but Botafogo the Class of Champions

Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Not for nothing are Fluminense known as the Time dos Guerreiros (Team of Warriors). Since their epic survival against all the odds against relegation in 2009, the Tricolor have been awarded their battling nickname.

And Sunday's victory, a scrappy 2-1 success over Goías, epitomized what this Fluminense outfit are all about. They were reduced to ten men at the end of the first half when Rhayner picked up two needless yellow cards.

They went a goal down with just twenty minutes remaining and with three players - Diego Cavalieri, Jean . . .

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