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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - This past weekend, Rio de Janeiro state’s top football (soccer) clubs returned to the pitch with the opening round of the 2017 Campeonato Carioca. Rio’s big four all saw action with Flamengo easily defeating Boavista 4-1, Botafogo drawing 1-1 with Nova Iguaçu, and Fluminense shutting out Vasco da Gama, 3-0.

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