Rio’s Botafogo and Flamengo Advance to Copa do Brasil Semis

Botafogo surges into the Copa do Brasil semi-finals with a decisive 3-0 win over Atlético Mineiro, while Flamengo barely squeaks in on away goals after a 4-2 loss to Santos.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exciting night of football (soccer) on Wednesday, July 26th, as two of Rio’s big four clubs took the pitch to try to secure a spot in the 2017 Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) semi-finals.

By night’s end, Botafogo showed it was clearly one of the top teams in the tournament with a dominant 3-0 win over Atlético Mineiro. Flamengo, meanwhile, was fortunate to . . .

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