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Lodeiro, Seedorf secure Botafogo victory

Uruguay international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice as Botafogo won their eighth consecutive match with a 4-1 victory over Nova Iguacu in Brazil`s Campeonato Carioca.

Seedorf escapes 12-match ban

Clarence Seedorf is free to play for Botafogo against Friburguense after the former AC Milan midfielder was spared a possible 12-match ban by a Brazilian sports tribunal.