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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Laranjeiras-based football (soccer) club Fluminense won the first Rio clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão Série A season against Flamengo in an emotional game with two red cards at the Maracanã with 3-2. Fellow Rio club Vasco lost 3-0 against Atlético-MG, while Botafogo won their game in the Série B.

The Rio clubs in the Série A have all not started too well into the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?