Flamengo beats Botafogo 1-0

11:15, July 15, 2010      

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Against their cross-town rivals, Flamengo beat Botafogo 1-0 on Wednesday in the 8th round of the Brazilian championship.

The game's only goal came in the 68th minute. Dribbling towards the goal, Petkovic rolled the ball off to Vinicius Pacheco who then crossed the ball. Paulo Sergio had trouble dominating the ball, but controlled it enough to be able to tap it into the back of the Botafogo net.

The win propelled Flamengo past Botafogo in the tournament standings. Improving four spots, Flamengo now stands in 6th place with 12 points. Botafogo dropped three positons and stands in 11th place with 9 points.

Flamengo's win also gave the club a moral boost after suffering the loss of their goalkeeper, Bruno, due to an alleged kidnapping and murder case. Bruno is currently in a maximum security prison in the state of Minas Gerais, held as the prime suspect in the homicide investigation.

In the next round, Flamengo will travel to play against Atletico-GO on July 17. On the same day, Botafogo will host Guarani.

Source: Xinhua


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