Campeonato Carioca: Vasco lose, while Fluminense and Botafogo record convincing winsFred celebrates his goal for Fluminense
Vasco da Gama were the only Brasileirão side to lose during this weekend’s round of Campeonato Carioca fixtures, with Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo all recording wins.
Vasco, who lost 4-2 to Flamengo on Thursday, were beaten 1-0 by former Série A side Bangu thanks to a 54th-minute goal from Hugo.
Elsewhere, the other three top-flight teams all remained unbeaten in the competition with wins over their lowly oppositions.
Fluminense put three past Quissamã, who are yet to win a game, with recently called-up Brazil international Jean scoring on the stroke of half-time.
Wagner grabbed a goal with 17 minutes remaining before last season’s Brasileirão top goalscorer Fred added a late penalty to claim all three points.
Veteran midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored a hat-trick as Botafogo ran out 3-1 winners over Macaé.
The 36-year-old cancelled out Jones’ early opener for Macaé with a goal in the ninth-minute, before adding two late penalties to his and Botafogo’s tally.
Leading scorer Hernane scored his fifth goal of the competition as Flamengo brushed past Nova Iguaçu with a 1-0 win.
Madureira 1 - 2 Audax Rio
Boavista 1 - 0 Friburguense
Quissamã 0 - 3 Fluminense
Flamengo 1 - 0 Nova Iguaçu
Resende 1 - 1 Olaria
Volta Redonda 0 - 0 Duque de Caxias
Vasco da Gama 0 - 1 Bangu
Macaé 1 - 3 Botafogo