Flu Stay in Top Spot with Classico Win

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 2010 champions Fluminense are closing in on the 2012 Brasileirão title after a nerve-wracking 1-0 win over Carioca rivals Botafogo last Saturday at the Engenhão. Coupled with last week's victory over Flamengo, Flu have won two successive classicos, setting them in good stead for a difficult run-in but with a six point advantage over second placed Atlético-MG, who thrashed Figueirense 6-0.

As usual, number nine Fred was Flu's savior with a goal late in the second half. The Seleção . . .

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