Rio’s Flamengo and Botafogo in Scoreless Draw in Copa do Brasil Semis

In the first leg of the Copa de Brasil semi-finals, Flamengo and Botafogo battle to a scoreless draw at Nilton Santos Stadium. Next leg will be at Maracanã.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, August 16th, two of Rio's big four went head-to-head as Flamengo met Botafogo in the first leg of the 2017 Copa do Brasil semi-finals. It was an intense back-and-forth battle both on and off the field that saw both clubs fail to capitalize on critical scoring chances.

The showdown at Nilton Santos Stadium (Engenhão) was setup several weeks ago in the Copa do Brasil quarter-finals on Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?