After a terrible first half, Palmeiras and Grêmio were destined to have a goalless draw, but Raphael Veiga opened the scorecard with a beautiful one-time shot in the 71st minute and it looked like that would be the sole goal of the game. However, in stoppage time, Grêmio found the equalizer after a corner kick and the draw let Palmeiras with 18 points, three behind the leaders Atlético Mineiro.
Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Felipe Melo, Gustavo Gómez and Viña; Gabriel Menino (Bruno Henrique), Ramires (Wesley) and Danilo; Raphael Veiga (Vitor Hugo), Rony (Verón) and Willian (Luiz Adriano).
Gabriel Menino, Felipe Melo and Viña received yellow cards.
Palmeiras remains the only team unbeaten in the Brazilian League, with four victories and six draws in ten matches.
After a good game against Bolívar, Rony repeated the same mistakes of previous exhibitions and has already spent the credits he had won with supporters.
Another game that Palmeiras concede the equalizer in the dying minutes. The history is always the same: the team fails to increase the lead and to keep the ball in the attack, then, in the last minutes, an inattention of the defense creates the opportunity the opponent was waiting for spoil the rest of the day for palmeirenses.
Palmeiras’ last stop of the South America Tour is at Asunción, where Guarany awaits for the 4th round of the Libertadores Cup. A victory against the Paraguayans guarantees a spot for the Big Green at the knockout stage for the fourth consecutive year.
Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!
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by Augusto Anteghini Oazi
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