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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Big night for local football (soccer) fans on Wednesday (August 23rd) with Flamengo battling crosstown rivals Botafogo for a spot in the 2017 Copa do Brasil Finals. It was an intense back-and-forth battle both on and off the field

A sold-out Maracanã stadium was the site of the showdown between two of Rio's biggest clubs in what was the second leg of the tournament . . .

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