Rio’s Flamengo and Vasco Battle to Controversial 2×2 Draw

In an exciting game that featured a power failure, a player ejection, and a controversial game-changing penalty, Flamengo and bitter rival Vasco battled to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in the second stage of the Campeanato Carioca.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For only the fourth time ever, on Sunday, March 26th, two of Rio's biggest football (soccer) clubs clashed outside the confines of Rio de Janeiro as Flamengo took on Vasco at Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasília in the fourth round of the Taça Rio, the second stage of the 2017 Campeonato Carioca.

A power failure, a player ejection, and a questionable game-changing penalty would all play a part in an exciting 2-2 draw between the two arch-rivals.

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