Advancing to the next stage of the competition came through a result that only the most optimistic of palmeirenses was expecting. With an goal scored by Willian already in the 3rd minute, Palmeiras were able to take full advantage of the favorable scorecard only in the second half. Between the 47th and the 64th minute, the team struck four times with Wesley, Viña, Veiga and Rony to secure the spot in the knockout stage with a staggering 5-0 victory.
Weverton; Marcos Rocha (Gabriel Menino), Felipe Melo (Vitor Hugo), Gustavo Gómez (Luan) and Viña; Patrick de Paula (Danilo), Bruno Henrique (Ramires) and Raphael Veiga; Wesley, Rony and Willian.
Gustavo Gómez received a yellow card.
Mostly in the second half, Luxemburgo’s team was able to create many opportunities to score, showing that the creativity problems may have a solution. Wesley, Viña and Rony scored their first goals for Palmeiras, a very important achievement to earn credits with supporters, mainly for Rony.
The last minutes of the first half repeated the preocuppying scenario of previous games, where Palmeiras open the scorecard to concede a draw in a fortuitous opportunity. Today, we saw Weverton making a bizarre mistake in a goal kick that led to a free kick from inside the box, but he fixed it by saving the resulting shot.
Palmeiras spent too many goals in a match that a 0x0 was enough to secure the classification. Inefficient is the word!
Having interrupted the sequence of five games without winning at the Allianz Parque, Palmeiras have a chance to return to win also in the Brazilian League. On Saturday, October 3rd, Palmeiras receive Ceará for the 13th round. Last year, the cearenses were responsible for Felipão’s first defeat in the League. We hope this game have a different outcome, increasing Luxemburgo’s unbeaten sequence to 20 games.
Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!
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by Augusto Anteghini Oazi
*Here at Anything Palmeiras, we love football. We love Palmeiras. We are always keen to see Palmeiras play, and keen to write about it for you. But we’re against the return of football in a country that still hasn’t controlled the coronavirus pandemic. We express our deepest sympathy to the families whose loved ones have been taken by the disease.