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Carioca Serie A Fortunes Improve

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Another double-header in the Brasileirão this week saw Rio's three clubs playing two games in five days. On Wednesday, Flamengo took on Barueri at home and Botafogo traveled to Nautico but only managed draws, faring better over the weekend with both grabbing vital victories. Fluminense continued their bad run with a defeat against league leaders Atletico-MG and only managed a draw in Sunday's relegation battle.

Flamengo’s midweek match with Barueri was a long way from the spectacle their fans craved. The newly promoted visitors . . .

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