Libertadores: Palmeiras wins and guarantees an early place in the round of 16

Libertadores: Palmeiras wins and guarantees an early place in the round of 16

Palmeiras gave yet another demonstration that it is one of the favorites to win the Copa Libertadores title by beating Independiente Petrolero (Bolivia) 5-0, this Tuesday (3) at the Patria Olympic Stadium (which is at 2,800 meters). de Sucre), guaranteeing early classification for the round of 16.Libertadores: Palmeiras wins and guarantees an early place in the round of 16

The victory left Verdão with 100% success in the competition, in addition to guaranteeing the leadership of Group A in advance.

Even away from home, Palmeiras did not take long to open the scoring. At 15 minutes Rony was brought down in the area and the referee awarded a penalty, and midfielder Raphael Veiga charged with a lot of category, with a cavadinha, to overcome goalkeeper Ayala.

Six minutes later, Verdão reached the second, when Gabriel Veron crossed to the area, where Dudu dominated and played for Raphael Veiga, who only propped to the back of the net to widen.

But the most beautiful goal of the shirt 23 of Palmeiras was saved for the final stage. In the 14th minute Raphael Veiga hit hard from outside the area to score a great goal. With this goal, the midfielder became Palmeiras’ top scorer in Libertadores history with a total of 14 goals.

Two minutes later it was Rafael Navarro’s turn, the top scorer of the current Libertadores, to leave his. The striker, who came on at halftime in place of Ron, received from Piquerez in the area and did not forgive. This is the player’s seventh goal in the current edition of the competition.

At 28, Palmeiras reached the fifth, when Gustavo Scarpa took a corner for Murilo to head in with freedom.

Palmeiras return to the field on Sunday (8), when they receive Fluminense for the Brazilian. In Libertadores, the next appointment of the team led by Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira is only on May 18, against Emelec (Ecuador).



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