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Flamengo beat Botafogo 3-2 in fiery Rio derby

Flamengo beat Botafogo 3-2 in fiery Rio derby
Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Botafogo - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 28, 2019 Flamengo's Pablo Mari in action with Botafogo's Diego Souza REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes -
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RICARDO MORAES(Reuters)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Flamengo came from behind to beat city rivals Botafogo 3-2 in a fiery contest in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Botafogo took the lead in the 13th minute when Cicero scored from a corner but Gerson equalised for Flamengo 11 minutes before halftime.

Gabriel Barbosa put the home side 2-1 ahead eight minutes into the second half only for Diego Souza to draw Botafogo level 13 minutes later.

Yet Bruno Henrique finished off a nice team move from two metres out to give Flamengo – who had five men yellow carded – all three points, as they finished the week in third place in the Serie A table.

Santos went top of the league after beating Avai 3-1.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)

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