By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense got their Copa Sul-Americana campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Goiás at the Maracanã Stadium yesterday evening. Two goals from young midfielder Edson helped the Tricolor overcome stubborn opponents, who dominated the second half once Flu had been reduced to ten men.

Goalkeeper Kléver was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Goiás forward Erik just before the hour mark. Flu had their backs to the wall but hung on grimly, meaning they will . . .

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