Soccer-Fred sent off as Vasco beat nine-man Flu (Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22 (Reuters) – Brazil striker Fred was one of two Fluminense players sent off as the Brazilian champions lost 3-1 to Vasco da Gama in the first domestic match to be played at Maracana since it was rebuilt for next year’s World Cup. Juninho Pernambucano scored Vasco’s first goal and set up another as the 38-year-old began a third stint at the club. Former Fenerbahce midfielder Alex and former AS Roma defender Juan, who like Juninho are playing out their careers at home after lengthy spells in Europe, also scored decisive goals in Sunday’s games. …

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