By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Campeonato Carioca is nearing it's end for the year. The second leg of the state championship, Taça Rio, is now at the Semi-Finals stage, and on last weekend, the four big Carioca teams dueled to see who was getting to the final. Botafogo played Vasco da Gama, while Flamengo took on Fluminense for the second weekend in a row. Both games were held at the Maracanã stadium. The former on Saturday, and the latter on Sunday.

Vasco da Gama entered Maracanã on the Saturday night with big expectations. The . . .

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