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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current State champions Flamengo raced to the top of the league after the first round of 2011's Campeonato Brasileiro. Vasco also continued their rich form, comfortably seeing off Ceara. However, Carioca sides did not have it all their own way on the opening weekend, as Botafogo and Fluminense lost to Paulista clubs Palmeiras and . . .

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