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2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Kicks Off in Brazil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro, Série A (Brasileirão) kicked off this weekend with mixed results for the local clubs in round one. An erroneous penalty left Flamengo short-handed early on, but the club pulled out a 2-2 draw with Vitória. Meanwhile, Vasco defeated Atlético-MG, 2-1, with two goals in the game's final minutes, while Fluminense lost to defending Brasileirão champions, Corinthians, 2-1.

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