Much of the discuss earlier than the sport was about Rodinei, who was solely eligible for the match as a result of a fan paid 1 million reais ($186,000) to secure his clearance to face the membership who loaned him to Inter.
But Rodinei was despatched off for a slipshod stamp 4 minutes into the second half and Flamengo took benefit, with Gabriel Barbosa getting his sixth aim in six video games after 63 minutes to safe the Mengao an important 2-1 win.
Flamengo leap-frogged Inter to steer the Brazilian Serie A standings by two factors with one sport left.
Inter, who would have received their first league title since 1979 with a victory over the reigning champions, went 1-0 up after 12 minutes when Edenilson scored from the penalty spot.
At the opposite finish of the desk, Flamengo’s arch-rivals Vasco da Gama had been nearly definitely relegated to Serie B after a 0-0 draw at Corinthians.
Vasco have 38 factors however their aim distinction is 12 objectives inferior to their nearest rivals and so their destiny was nearly definitely sealed.