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Botafogo Ties and Flamango Advances

By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Botafogo got the 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro underway on Saturday with a captivating 3-3 draw against Santos at their home ground Estádio Engenhão, whilst Flamengo overcame Corinthians last week to progress in the Copa Libertadores.

Santos, who are among the favourites for this year’s Brasileirão title, went a goal behind in just the sixth minute as Botafogo carried on from where they left off in their victorious Carioca championship campaign. Santos, unable to clear the ball from their area, allowed defender Antônio Carlos to deflect Fábio . . .

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