By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There was a win, a draw and a defeat for three of the four Carioca clubs competing in the 2013 Brasileirão yesterday afternoon. Current state champions Botafogo narrowly overcame Cruzeiro, a spirited fightback from Flamengo earned them a point whilst Vasco lost to Vitória.

A brace from Uruguayan playmaker Nicolás Lodeiro ensured Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here