Rio’s CR Flamengo Beats Cruzeiro 1×0 at Maracanã

An early goal from Henrique Dourado led the way for the Rubro-Negra, who held on for the 1-0 win over Cruzeiro.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, August 12th, Rio's CR Flamengo held on to defeat Belo Horizonte's Cruzeiro 1-0 in Round 18 of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A, the most important national tournament in Brazil.

Despite starting five reserves yesterday, Vitinho, Paquetá, Trauco, Dourado, and Piris, a raucus 55,000-plus showed up at famed Maracanã Stadium to cheer on the Rubro . . .

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