Although they are on relatively opposite poles at the moment, the latest chapter of the "Derby of Millions" between cross town rivals Flamengo and Vasco Da Gama did not disappoint to not just their fans in Rio De Janeiro and even the entire Brazil but also globally.

Entering Wednesday night, both clubs were on a mission.

Currently, on top of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A table with a comfortable lead over second placer Palmeiras, a win by Flamengo would pull the club to within two wins of stealing the title from Palmeiras.

A win by VDG at home, on the other hand, will keep its hopes of making next year's Copa Libertadores alive.

The match ended in a 4-4 draw, somehow slowing down both clubs' bid to achieve their goals at the end of the season, although VDG somehow avenged its 1-4 road loss to Flamengo on Aug. 17 after Ribamar scored the equalizer in stoppage time to prevent Flamengo from the season sweep.

But the fans were treated to an instant classic from start to finish.

"Eight goals in this game, and one after the other! The heart of the fans can not stand it!" said Twitter user Ana in Portuguese. 

The match started with a goal from Everton Ribeiro just 38 seconds into the match to put Flamengo ahead.

A Twitter user by the name of Incisive Guy hopes the quickness of Ribeiro to draw first blood will be the same quickness for Donald Trump to be impeached as president. 

Meanwhile, a certain Andrew observed what he believes is a silly antic made by veteran defender Rafinha De Souza.

 

Moments later, he tweeted this after the former Bayern Munich star scored before halftime to tie the match at 2-all (the goal was later credited as an own goal from Danilo Barcelos). 

Bruno Henrique would have won it for Flamengo with his late brace that brought the club back from 2-3 down only that Ribamar forced the draw at the death.

Despite the club falling a minute shy of winning it all, Henrique still thinks Flamengo is "on another level."

 

The match's official hashtag, #FLAxVAS, became the top trending topic on Twitter worldwide.

Rodrigo Caio Flamengo Ricardo Graça Vasco Rodrigo Caio of Flamengo and Ricardo Graça of Vasco compete for a header during a match between Flamengo and Vasco as part of Brasileirao Seria A 2019 at Maracana Stadium on November 13, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wagner Meier/Getty Images