Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After eleven matches of the first phase of the Campeonato Carioca (before the semifinal and final rounds) Rio's big four, Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco top the table together with underdog Madureira, a Brasileirão Série C (third league) club.

Botafogo is the current leader of the Campeonato Carioca with 28 points and nine victories in eleven games. The . . .

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