On the lawn of the famous Maracana stadium, which celebrated the 70 years of its inauguration without spectators because of the pandemic, players of Flamengo beat without hardly a modest team of Bangu, in spite of an obvious lack of pace.

The game Thursday was the first meeting of the championship of Rio from the 16th of march, in the second brazilian State most affected by the pandemic (more than 87’000 contamination at the Covid-19 and nearly 8,500 dead). On the national plan, Brazil is also one of the countries with the most cases (nearly one million) and deaths (more than 45,000) in the world.

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