Fluminense have won the Rio de Janeiro state championship for the 32nd time.

On Saturday, they drew 1-1 with Flamengo which gave them a 3-1 victory on aggregate.

Gabriel Barbosa had put Flamengo 1-0 ahead on Saturday but a German Cano equaliser just before half time restored Fluminense’s two-goal lead.

Cano did miss a second half penalty to seal a second-leg win but the 1-1 draw was enough for Fluminense to win their first state title since 2012.


Cano was the hero last week, scoring both goals during the 2-0 victory in the first leg.

And there wasn’t anyone happier with their first leg victory than a Fluminense supporting dog.

That’s because a dog has gone viral for celebrating the two goals in that first leg.

The dog, who can be seen sitting in front of the TV wearing a Fluminense shirt, behaves just as a regular fan would as he stands up in excitement as his side attack before barking wildly in celebration as the ball goes in.

When the second goes in, the dog spins around several times in celebration before appearing to celebrate with the goalscorer.

It really is remarkable.

Check it out:

VIDEO: Dog celebrates Fluminense goal vs Flamengo

And check out the best reaction from football fans around the world:


Okay, we know what you’re thinking: That dog celebrates every goal like that.

However, you’d be wrong.

When Fluminense conceded to Flamengo in the second leg, the dog just sits there clearly unimpressed.

VIDEO: Dog’s reaction when Fluminense conceded to Flamengo


It poses an incredibly important question – Do dogs actually understand the game of football?

Watch those videos and tell us they don’t. Go on, we dare you.


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