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Botafogo Beat Flu in Thriller

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo edged out Fluminense 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Engenhao on Sunday night to retain first place at the top of Group B in a game that will live long in the memory of both sets of fans. Having taken top position after six rounds, it is likely Botafogo will now avoid a semi-final clash with Flamengo.

Both teams played open football, but the first moment of real danger didn’t come until the 23rd minute and Botafogo capitalized. Renato Caja . . .

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