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Marcos Junior Helps Fluminense Beat Heated Rivals Flamengo To Win Guanabara Cup

Former under-20 international Marcos Junior struck the decisive penalty as defeated arch-rivals Flamengo to win the Guanabara Cup final at Rio’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

The Tricolor won the penalty shootout 4-2 after the scores were tied 3-3 at the end of normal time.


Wellington Silva opened the scoring for Fluminense in the fourth minute before William and Everton struck in quick succession to give Flamengo the lead.

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Goals from Henrique Dourado and Lucas appeared to hand Fluminense control of the match before Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored an 84th-minute equalizer.

It was Fluminense’s 10th Guanabara Cup title and just their second triumph in the competition since 1993.

(With Inputs From Xinhua)

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