Palmeiras 6-2 CSA – it’s raining goals

dudu
credits: Cesar Greco / Ag. Palmeiras

Another victory for Palmeiras under Mano Menezes, the fifth consecutive, and we remain trailing the leaders Flamengo by just three points. A victory scoring six goals was everything supporters needed to keep the spirits high, believing that there will be a reword at the end of the chase.

Line-up
Weverton; Jean, Gustavo Gómez, Vitor Hugo and Diogo Barbosa; Felipe Melo (Matheus Fernandes), Bruno Henrique, Scarpa (Lucas Lima); Willian (Hyoran), Dudu and Luiz Adriano.

Luiz Adriano (2x), Bruno Henrique (2x), Gustavo Gómez and Willian scored for Palmeiras. There were no yellow cards for Palmeiras.

Green light
The whole team was outstanding, but Bruno Henrique was absolutely perfect and the assist for Willian’s goal was brilliant. Dudu, with two assists, and Luiz Adriano, with two goals, also deserve a special mentioning. As do Lucas Lima, who came on late in the second half but showed both commitment and quality. Jean did OK on the right flank, substituting Marcos Rocha, suspended. Menezes also promoted the debut, under his command, of Hyoran. Little by little, players are given the opportunity to show their worth.

Yellow light
In true parmera style, we need to keep the corneta sounding, so… Was it really necessary to concede two goals to CSA?

Red light
Impossible to turn the red light on after such a game.

Six goals
For the first time since 2005, Palmeiras scored six goals in a game of the Brazilian Championship. The last time this had happened was against Ponte Preta, when Daniel, Warley, Juninho Paulista, Washington (2x) e Baiano scored for Palmeiras.

Next challenge
Mano Menezes will have his most difficult game to date in the next round, as Palmeiras face Internacional at the Beira-Rio Stadium on Sunday. And although the opponent will be without two of their main players – Rodrigo Moledo and Guerrero were sent early to the showers Wednesday against Flamengo – here lies the danger: the refereeing favoured Flamengo and arbiters will be careful not to rule against Inter a second time this week, especially not when playing at home. Add the fact that Inter are yet to lose a Brasileirão game at the Beira-Rio this season… Palmeiras must play exceptionally well in order to return home with the three points.

Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!

— ooo —

by Augusto Anteghini Oazi

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