By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama beat Botafogo with 1-0 in the first of two games of the Campeonato Carioca final. The only goal was scored by Rafael Silva in the extra time of the second half in Sunday’s game at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium.
The decisive goal was marked after a contested game, where the cruz-maltinos had over seventy percent of the ball. Botafogo had started better into the game hitting the goal post after only ten seconds, but soon had to hand over control . . .