Palmeiras 4-0 Santos – wonderful evening

credits: Cesar Greco / Ag. Palmeiras

It was a magnificent football evening at the Pacaembu Stadium. Palmeiras tore Santos apart scoring four goals with Gustavo Gómez, Deyverson, Raphael Veiga and Hyoran.

Sampaoli’s  team, until now considered the one with the “most beautiful playing style” collapsed to Felipão’s strategy. Palmeiras remain in pole position for one more round. It’ll take days to wipe the smile off any palmeirense’s face, we assure you.

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

Felipe Melo and Dudu received yellow cards.

Greenest light possible to…
Everyone, with extra gold stars to

  • Dudu, with three assists;
  • Felipe Melo, who dominated the midfield;
  • Gustavo Gómez and Luan, who are 15 minutes away from completing 1.000 minutes without conceding;
  • Weverton, who saved the few shots Santos managed to get on target.

Palmeiras continue breaking records. Never have the first five game of any Brazilian championship campaign been this good for Palmeiras, and the streak of undefeated games in the tournament just keeps growing: 28 is the current mark.

Next challenge
Sampaio Correia, away, on Wednesday 22 May, for the Brazil Cup. Palmeiras’ debut in the 2019 edition is against a much weaker team, up in the state of Maranhão, the kind of game that requires full attention in order to avoid surprises. That being said: surely Scolari will field a very alternative eleven compared to today’s against Santos.

Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!

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by Augusto Anteghini Oazi

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