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Goalless Clássico

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The pre-match talk was all about the poor form of the two Rio sides going head to head in round 22 of the Brasileirão and the unthinkable prospect of the city losing two teams to the second division next season.

Few, however, genuinely expected the game between Botafogo and Fluminense to finish in a dreary draw with no goals and little excitement, and adding to the condemnation in the post-match autopsies across the country.

Flamengo had more to cheer about, however, and Adriano was welcomed back from . . .

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