Rio’s Flamengo Wins 2017 Campeonato Carioca Beating Fluminense 2×1

With the intense, back-and-forth game appearing to be headed to penalty kicks, Flamengo's Paolo Guerrero, the tournament's top scorer, rose to the occasion to give the Rubro-Negra its 34th Campeonato Carioca championship.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a wild night for local football (soccer) fans yesterday, May 7th, as Rio's two most popular football (soccer) clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, faced off at iconic Maracanã Stadium in the deciding match of the 2017 Campeonato Carioca.

After an intense back-and-forth battle between the two fierce rivals in front of almost 70,000 fans, Flamengo would come out on top and . . .

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