More than 60,000 turned up for a party at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Wednesday night.
They were there to welcome home returning heroes Flamengo after Saturday's dramatic Copa Libertadores triumph and to celebrate the winning of the Brazilian league title. They were also there to watch a game, in which Flamengo once more turned on the style in the closing stages to beat Ceara 4-1 -- a game which sheds considerable light on the remarkable success that Flamengo have achieved over the past...
First, Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores. Then, they clinched the Brazilian league title. Now, they top Shaka Hislop's latest countdown!
Dropping out: Borussia Monchengladbach, Chelsea, Real Madrid
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A day after winning their first Copa Libertadores in 38 years, Flamengo completed a rare double on Sunday when they secured the Brazilian league title after closest challengers Palmeiras lost 2-1 at home to Gremio.
The result leaves Flamengo an unassailable 13 points ahead of Palmeiras with four games of the Serie A season remaining.
It is the seventh league title for the Rio de Janeiro club and completes a historic weekend, coming less than 24 hours after Gabriel Barbosa scored two goals in...
Frank de Boer has said Gabigol, Flamengo's Copa Libertadores hero, was known as "Gabi-no-gol" while the two were together at Inter Milan during the 2016-17 season.
Gabigol, who is on loan from Inter, scored twice in the 89th and 92nd minute as Flamengo came back from a goal down to beat River Plate 2-1 in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday.
Both he and De Boer joined Inter in the summer of 2016 with the Dutchman sacked after just 85 days in charge,...