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By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three of Rio’s main clubs endured mixed results last week ahead of the opening round of the 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro, which gets underway this weekend.

In the quarter-final stage of the Copa do Brasil, Vasco and Fluminense both suffered first leg defeats to Vitória and Grêmio respectively, while it was Flamengo who recorded the best result of the midweek action with a 1-0 victory over Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores.

Brazil’s two most popular clubs clashed at a rain-soaked Maracanã last Wednesday in the Libertadores . . .

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