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Fluminense Beats Botafogo 2-1 in Taça Rio

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last weekend saw Taça Rio reaching round three, and the first classic match in the competition: Fluminense versus Botafogo. The two traditional rivals met on Sunday at the Maracanã Stadium, in a showdown that is known in Rio as "o Clássico Vovô" ("the Grandfather Classic"), since Botafogo and Fluminense are two of the oldest soccer teams in the city.

Even though the two clubs are almost even when it comes to their matchups over the years, on Sunday Fluminense dominated from the first minute. Despite a strong performance, however, they . . .

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