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Botafogo 0-0 Flamengo: Minute-by-minute

Flamengo take on Botafogo in the first superclassico of the Carioca Championships.

Man of the Match: Andrezinho (Botafogo)

FT: Botafogo 0-0 Flamengo. A stunningly good game for a goalless draw.

90'+2 Fine save! Felipe once more rescues Flamengo. Maicosuel's cross finds Loco Abreu at the back-post, but Felipe is there again with a diving save.

90' Oh dear! Renato fires just wide after the ball bounces his way in the area.

87' Wave after wave of Botafogo attack. Headed clear each time by the Flamengo defence.

84' All Botafogo here as they push for a winner. Flamengo can thank goalkeeper Felipe later who is coming out well to claim crosses and deny the Alvinegro chances.

Update: A Bolivar header secures a point for Internacional, as a great last-ditch save from Muriel denies Kléber a late winnerGrêmio 2-2 Internacional

Update: Finished 2x1 in São Paulo's game. A second for in-form striker Willian José downing Ponte Preta after Guilherme's equaliser. Ponte Preta 1-2 São Paulo

80' Renato's flighted free-kick from the right headed just wide by Fábio Ferreira.

76' Substitution: Maldonado for Bottinelli (Flamengo)

75' RED CARD! Willians is booked for a tackle in the left-back position, but sarcastically applauds the referee and sees a straight red!

73' Poor finish! Léo Moura cuts in from the right, beats two players but hits a tame left-footed effort straight at Jefferson.

72' Pace has slowed as subs adapt to the game. Hopefully it picks up again for a fine finish.

69' Substitutions: Muralha for Luiz Antônio, Negueba for Deivid (Flamengo)

69' Substitutions: Herrera for Elkeson, Lucas Zen for Marcelo Mattos (Botafogo)

68' So close! Renato swings in a great cross from deep on the right and Loco Abreu heads powerfully. But, wide.

67' Maicosuel terrorises Júnior César down the Flamengo left. Wins a corner. Cleared.

66' Drinks-time again.

65' End-to-end stuff here at the Engenhão. Can't finish this way, surely.

62' Save! Ronaldinho finds Bottinelli down the left-channel. Must score, but his well-hit shot is saved low to his left by Jefferson.

60' Dangerous free-kick swung in by Andrezinho from the left. Headed for a corner which is cleared to safety.

59' This time Felipe does well to come out and claim a ball, as Maicosuel looks to whip it in again.

58' Chance! Andezinho plays Maicosuel down the right and his cross only just evades Loco Abreu.

56' Now, Ronaldinho has decided to turn-up, finding Deivid with a chipped pass and the former-Fenerbahce man heads over.

55' Ronaldinho fires in a free-kick from the left. Straight at Jefferson.

52' What a miss! Andrezinho swings in a beautiful cross, headed goalbound by Elkeson. Felipe saves well, but Loco Abreu misses the rebound with the goal gaping. Crazy studd.

51' Crossbar! Renato Abreu cracks a left-footed snap-shot against the bar from 25 yards. So close to an opener.

50' Léo Moura breaks down the right for Flamengo, well defended by Márcio Azevedo.

48' Flamengo on the attack, but it is wasted as Renato Abreu slices a left-footed effort well wide.

46' Second-half underway.

Update: São Paulo have the ball in the net again, Willian José with a header. Disallowed for a foul. Ponte Preta 0-1 São Paulo

Antônio Carlos on his yellow card/penalty claims: "I was touched. I was hit in the face. I think it was a penalty. The referee is giving us too many yellows. I hope he will miss less in the second-half."

Ronaldinho at half-time: "I never had a problem with him (Luxemburgo). I just try to do my part. Let's welcome Joel with open arms and try to help him."

HT: Botafogo 0-0 Flamengo

45'+2 Yellow Card. Indignation from Flamengo players as it appears Marcelo Mattos brings down Willians. Should be a second yellow, but the referee sees the foul as committed by Maicosuel. The attacking midfielder is booked.

45'+2 Danger! Andrezinho takes the corner and receives the ball back. Beats Wellinton with ease, then sees his shot well-saved by Felipe.

45'+1 Márcio Azevedo is a busy little chap. Dispossessing Léo Moura with ease then releasing Elkeson is his latest action. Corner.

45' Felipe comes off his line well to claim a dangerous looking cross from Márcio Azevedo.

44' Andrezinho does excellently and plays a dangerous through-ball, yet Elkeson and Loco Abreu leave it for each other.

42' Excellent work from Antônio Carlos denies Deivid an opportunity as he cuts out Léo Moura's near-post ball.

41' Botafogo twice scramble away Flamengo attacks just as the ball looked to fall to a striker. Not last-ditch, but almost.

HT scores: Ponte Preta 0x1 São Paulo; Grêmio 2x1 Internacional

38' Yellow Card. Márcio Azevedo booked for simulation. That was very harsh, looked to be tripped.

35' Yellow Card. There was a yellow card for Wellinton in the fuss over the wall. Subsequent corner cleared.

34' Crossbar! Re-taken. As the wall advanced within 10 yards to block initial effort. From 20 yards, Andrezinho hits the bar...again.

32' Yellow Card. Luiz Antônio booked and gives away a dangerous free-kick for a hack on Elkeson. Wellinton had given the ball away needlessly in a defence. Andrezinho to take.

29' Seperate incident, but Willians is now down injured after a challenge in midfield. Receiving attention.

27' Yellow Card. Antônio Carlos booked for simulation, trying to win a penalty in a tussle with Willians.

Update: In the Paulistão, São Paulo are beating Ponte Preta after an early goal from highly rated youngster Willian José. Ponte Preta 0-1 São Paulo

Update: Having fallen behind to a debut Datolo goal for Inter, Grêmio are now 2-1 up through Marquinhos and a Marcelo Moreno penalty. Grêmio 2-1 Internacional

25' Another mishit Flamengo pass ends another attack. This time Bottinelli looking for Léo Moura.

22' Fine Save! Júnior César's cross is headed powerfully towards goal by Bottinelli but Jefferson does well to save.

22' Yellow Card. Marcelo Mattos is booked for a foul on Bottinelli

20' Fla look to counter with Deivid, but it quickly fizzles out. Time for a drinks break.

19' Márcio Azevedo's cross is headed clear by David Braz, but the ball is recovered by Andrezinho who fires over.

18' Luiz Antônio is well marshalled by Márcio Azevedo, who wins the ball then a free-kick. Started this season excellently, the left-back.

17' Ronaldinho tries to link up with Léo Moura, but the lofted ball is overhit. Goalkick.

15' Bota's three attacking midfielders are overloading Flamengo, with the Rubro-Negro's attacking midfielders shirking their defensive responsibilities.

14' Well defended! Lucas is played on the overlap by Maicosuel. Pulls the ball back for Elkeson, but David Braz just manages to get a foot in.

12' Flamengo look to get forward, but Luiz Antônio's tame effort is well wide.

10' Elkeson finds Lucas on the Botafogo right. The full-back sends a beautiful ball across the face of goal, but it evades Loco Abreu and Elkeson in the centre.

9' Flamengo try and counter, but fail to relieve the pressure as Renato Abreu passes out of play.

8' Long-range effort from Marcelo Mattos flies well over the bar. Flamengo haven't got going yet.

7' Elkeson falls in the area under the challenge of Willians. Appeals for a pen waved away by the referee. Correct decision.

6' All Botafogo pressing so far, but nothing doing.

4' Appeals for a free-kick from the home-crowd as Willians dives in to dispossess the marauding Andrezinho. Clean tackle and referee waves play on.

2' Woodwork! Immediate action as Botafogo hit the crossbar. Sweet left-footed effort from 20 yards by newboy Andrezinho

1' We have kicked-off here at the Engenhão.

ZADAntônio Carlos
ZAEFábio Ferreira
LAEMárcio Azevedo
VOLMarcelo Mattos
ATALoco Abreu

Flamengo: Felipe; Léo Moura, Wellinton, David Braz, Júnior César; Willians, Luiz Antônio, Renato Abreu, Bottinelli; Ronaldinho; Deivid.

Botafogo: Jefferson; Lucas, Antônio Carlos, Fábio Ferreira, Márcio Azevedo; Marcelo Mattos, Renato, Andrezinho, Maicosuel, Elkeson; Loco Abreu

Pre-game: Still no Vagner Love for Flamengo. Team news to follow.

Pre-game: Hello and welcome to another live text feed, featuring Flamengo once again. Botafogo will be a true test of this Flamengo side, now under new management.


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