Atlético-MG 0x2 Palmeiras – breaking taboos

credits: Cesar Greco / Ag. Palmeiras

Palmeiras beat Atlético-MG for the first time in Minas Gerais since 2007 and returned to the pole position of the Brazilian Championship. The current Brazilian champion now sustains a streak of 27 games undefeated in the tournament, the third longest run of any club in the history of the Brasileirão.

Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Luan, Gustavo Gómez and Diogo Barbosa; Felipe Melo, Bruno Henrique and Zé Rafael (Hyoran); Dudu (Felipe Pires), Raphael Veiga (Moisés) and Deyverson.

Raphael Veiga, Felipe Melo and Diogo Barbosa received yellow cards.

Green light
Everyone, with highlights to the performance of Bruno Henrique, for scoring two beautiful goals, and of Luan and Gustavo Gómez, for completing 888 minutes playing together without conceding a single goal.

Yellow light
Despite the clean sheet, there were moments where Atlético-MG threatened Weverton’s goal, in particular in the second half, after Palmeiras had gone two up. A bit of attention deficit?

Red light
Nothing to mention, red light is off for today.

Head start
Never have Palmeiras enjoyed such a good start in any Brasileirão: with 10 points out of 12, Palmeiras have scored eight goals and conceded only one.

Next challenge
Santos, at the Pacaembu Stadium, on Saturday 18 May, for the Brazilian Championship.

For the second consecutive round, the game pitches the current leader vs the runners-up. The game will be broadcasted exclusively by Turner/TNT. The Globo network has surely never been in such an uncomfortable seat. 

Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!

– – – ooo – – –
by Augusto Anteghini Oazi

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