Taça Rio Kicks Off in Style

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - One week after Botafogo's 2-0 victory over Vasco da Gama in the final of the Taça Guanabara, the Campeonato Carioca continued at the weekend with the opening round of the Taça Rio, the second leg of the state championship. As expected, the 'big four' of Rio (Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama) all got off to winning starts.

Taça Rio's rules differ only slightly from those of its predecessor. The sixteen teams that participate in the Campeonato Carioca are still split into the same . . .

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