Palmeiras 3-0 Ituano

Palmeiras keep progressing. Not that Ituano are a strong opponent, but nevertheless: the Verdão played some really decent football on Saturday and dominated the game from start to finish. Even if Marcos Assunção again proved a key player – assisting in two out of three goals – the whole team played well and created chances in a more organic than static manner. Check out the highlights which include the goals by Patrik, Barcos and Arthur (yes, his second in two games).

Can you feel how the vibe has changed? Players seem confident and happy and everyone’s pulling in the same direction. We need this spirit to endure for a whole season, on and off the pitch. We also need Wesley to sign the contract and live up to expectations. Success in those two aspects and Palmeiras will be a candidate for every possible title this year. And that’s a promise.

This coming Friday Palmeiras travel to face bottom dwellers Guaratinguetá. Players should return with three points in the bag and a free consciousness to enjoy a bit of carnival. At least that’s what I’m going to do.


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