Flamengo draw with Vasco in Rio championship final

Forward Paulinho scored a second-half equaliser to earn Flamengo a 1-1 draw against Vasco da Gama in the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca final.

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.