Palmeiras wins against Internacional in Barueri and takes the lead in Brasileirão, which was held by Botafogo for 31 consecutive rounds.
Palmeiras 3×0 Internacional
After defeating Colorado on Saturday, Palmeiras depended on a combination of results to finish the round in the lead. Thus, Bragantino and Botafogo drew 2×2, and Grêmio lost to Corinthians 1×0.
In the game, the beginning was highly contested, with chances for both teams. However, from the 30th minute, Palmeiras started to dominate the match. After scoring their first goal with Zé Rafael, Internacional became destabilized and stopped playing.
At 2 minutes, Endrick received in the middle, pulled to the left, and struck hard for Rochet to palm away.
At 11 minutes, Marcos Rocha crossed to Breno Lopes at the far post, and the forward headed off balance.
At 13 minutes, Colorado had a good team play, and Enner Valencia crossed to Alan Patrick in the small area. However, the midfielder missed when attempting the shot.
At 19 minutes, Endrick shot with his right foot. In a seemingly casual shot, Rochet didn’t even jump, but the ball hit the post and went out.
At 21 minutes, Wanderson took a long shot, and Weverton palmed it into the middle of the area. Alan Patrick got the rebound, went past Murilo but couldn’t get past the goalkeeper, missing another great chance.
At 23 minutes, Alan Patrick crossed into the area, the defense cleared, and Enner Valencia took a first-time shot for another Weverton save.
At 34 minutes, Endrick passed to Breno Lopes, who shot across, but Rochet saved.
Palmeiras opened the scoring at 37 minutes. Marcos Rocha launched Raphael Veiga into the area, the midfielder tried to touch for Richard Ríos, but the ball deflected off Aránguiz, falling cleanly to Zé Rafael. The midfielder shot, and with another deflection in the Colorado defense, deceived Rochet to score Verdão’s first goal.
Photo: César Greco/Palmeiras
At 42 minutes, Piquerez crossed to Richard Ríos behind the marking. The Colombian shot first time, and Rochet sent it for a corner.
In the second half, Internacional created only one dangerous chance. At 11 minutes, Alan Patrick and Enner Valencia executed a beautiful combination, and the Ecuadorian struck hard from outside the area. Weverton palmed it for a corner.
At 13 minutes, Johnny made a mistake in the ball exit, lost to Veiga, and asked for a foul. The referee let the game continue, and the midfielder passed to Endrick, who shot with his left foot to beat Rochet.
At 42 minutes, Vanderlan made a great individual play on the left, performed a skillful dribble against Igor Gomes, and passed to Rony to seal the victory.
With the win, Palmeiras becomes the first-place holder in Brasileirão, taking the lead from Botafogo, which lasted for 33 consecutive rounds.
Coritiba 1×0 Cruzeiro
Coritiba wins with a goal from Robson in injury time. The match was marked by a pitched battle at Vila Capanema Stadium, which occurred between Coritiba and Cruzeiro fans on the field.
Photo: JOKA MADRUGA/FUTURA PRESS/ESTADÃO CONTEÚDO
Flamengo 1×1 Fluminense
Flamengo and Fluminense drew 1×1 at Maracanã. Arrascaeta opened the scoring with a great goal, and Yony González equalized for Flu.
Bragantino 2×2 Botafogo
In the fight for the title, Bragantino and Botafogo drew 2×2. Borbas opened the scoring, Victor Sá and Eduardo turned it around for Fogão. In injury time, Borbas scored again, leveling the score.
Grêmio 0x1 Corinthians
With the opportunity to take the lead in the Championship by defeating Corinthians, Grêmio played with one more player from the 10th minute of the first half and was defeated with a goal from Romero.
Santos 0x0 São Paulo
Santos and São Paulo drew 0x0 at Vila Belmiro. Tricolor played better but couldn’t convert their chances into goals.
Vasco 2×1 América-MG
Vasco wins with a free-kick goal from Payet in injury time and breathes in the table. Vegetti opened the scoring, Mastriani equalized, and Payet decided.
Atlético-MG 2×1 Goiás
Galo wins with goals from Hulk and Arana and stays in the race for the title. Dodô scored for Goiás, which is in a delicate position in Brasileirão.
Bahia 1×1 Athletico-PR
Bahia and Furacão drew 1×1 in Brasileirão. Everaldo opened the scoring, and Canobbio equalized for CAP.
Cuiabá 2×1 Fortaleza
Cuiabá wins against Fortaleza and climbs even higher in the Championship, leaving the opponent stagnant in the table.
Written by Henry Miller.