Flamengo Stay Unbeaten, Down Botafogo Reptiles in Brazil’s Superliga Playoffs

SAO CRISTOVAO – BRAZIL –Botafogo screamed out of the gates to give Flamengo one of their most difficult halves of the season, before Otavio Roichman’s squad shook them off for the 41-26 win.

‘’ We had a pretty rough start, Botsfogo brought their best game and they dominate the first half, on the second half we came back focused on organization and discipline and the result came. To have a bad game and still a win is good to prepare better for the finals and hardest games,’’ said Roichman.

Felipe Florencio returned a kick for a touchdown and ran for another. He also ran for a two point conversion. Rafael ‘’Double F’’ Garcia added a rushing score. KC Frost his Patrick Dutton Tavares and Gabriel Curty with touchdown passes. Defensively, end, Denis Barros had two sacks and an interception.

The win for Flamengo sets up a conference final matchup with rival, Vasco da Gama, in what has historically always been a close, intense game.

Botafogo gave KC Frost and Flamengo all they could handle in the first half, before the Black and Red pulled away to remain unbeaten and advance to the Conferencia Sudeste finals. Photo credit: Jayson Braga

Botafogo gave KC Frost and Flamengo all they could handle in the first half, before the Black and Red pulled away to remain unbeaten and advance to the Conferencia Sudeste finals. Photo credit: Jayson Braga

Clayton Lovett
Clayton Lovett has served football in Brasil in a variety of roles, including as the member of the coaching staff of two CBFA national champions (Cuiaba Arsenal 2010, 2012). Football is his hobby. Professionally, he is the founder of CS Educacional, which provides educational and competitive opportunities abroad for student-athletes.
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