In a round of classics, Santos comes from behind to defeat Palmeiras and secures its first victory over the rival since 2019.
Palmeiras 1×2 Santos
After being eliminated by Boca Juniors in the Libertadores semifinals, Palmeiras made changes to their lineup, fielding youngsters Endrick and Kevin as starters, alongside Mayke on the right flank.
Santos, on the other hand, had secured two victories in the Brasileirão but remained in the relegation zone.
In front of their home crowd at Arena Barueri, Palmeiras started the match stronger, creating the best opportunities. The “new starters,” Kevin on the left flank and Endrick, roaming freely as the second striker, troubled the Santos defense.
At the 4th minute, they nearly opened the scoring. Mayke made a fine play on the right, got past Basso, and passed the ball to Kevin at the penalty spot. The young player took a shot, but the ball hit Rony in the small area and went wide.
At the 10th minute, Santos executed a good triangular play, with Marcos Leonardo passing to Kevyson, who took a first-time shot saved by Weverton.
In the following play, Endrick made a fantastic individual effort, bypassing two defenders and unleashing a powerful shot from outside the box that struck the crossbar.
A minute later, Marcos Leonardo received a slight touch from Morelos and took a strong shot from outside the box. Weverton made a parry, and Palmeiras cleared the ball.
At the 25th minute, Endrick received a pass from Mayke, performed a body feint to leave Basso behind, and took a low shot. João Paulo palmed it away, and Joaquim cleared the danger.
At the 28th minute, Santos’ defense cleared poorly, and the ball fell to Kevin inside the box. The winger took a shot, and João Paulo made another difficult save.
Palmeiras opened the scoring at the 42nd minute. Gabriel Menino delivered a venomous free-kick, and Zé Rafael deflected it subtly to beat the Santos goalkeeper.
Santos equalized before halftime. In the 46th minute, Jean Lucas took a corner kick to the near post, Joaquim flicked it on, and Rincón found himself unmarked at the far post to score with a header. It was a goal very similar to the one Rincón had scored in the previous match against Vasco.
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In the second half, Santos came back stronger and began to dominate the game.
At the 6th minute, Nonato took a long-range shot, Weverton parried it, but managed to recover and prevent Basso from getting the rebound.
At the 11th minute, Jean Lucas delivered a beautiful pass to Morelos, who found himself one-on-one with Weverton. The Colombian attempted a pass to Marcos Leonardo, but the Palmeiras goalkeeper closed down the passing lane with his foot and intercepted.
Santos took the lead at the 24th minute. João Paulo initiated the play with a pass to Marcos Leonardo, who delicately touched it to Maxi Silvera. The Uruguayan returned it to the top scorer in the box, who remained composed and slotted it into the back of the net. Palmeiras players protested a foul by Marcos Leonardo on Murilo, but after VAR review, the referee confirmed no wrongdoing.
Photo: Raul Baretta/Santos FC
After conceding the goal, Palmeiras pushed forward aggressively and created their chances, as did Santos, who had an opportunity to score a third.
At the 28th minute, Mayke launched Rony into the box, who controlled and attempted a shot but was blocked by João Paulo.
At the 31st minute, Endrick received a lofted pass from John John in the unmarked area but made a weak header, easily caught by João.
At the 42nd minute, Furch unleashed a powerful long-range shot, Weverton parried it, and on the rebound, Maxi Silvera took a close-range shot, but the goalkeeper made a miraculous save.
At the 44th minute, Palmeiras scored a goal, but it was disallowed due to Gustavo Gómez’s offside position. Luís Guilherme delivered a ball into the box, and Rony chested it to Flaco López. The forward had a one-on-one opportunity with João Paulo but passed to Gustavo Gómez, who scored, but he was in an offside position.
In the following minute, Maxi Silvera battled with the Palmeiras defense, and the ball fell to Furch, who took a shot with the inside of his foot, and Weverton once again saved Palmeiras.
With the final whistle, Santos ended a four-year drought without defeating Palmeiras, with 9 losses and 3 draws.
Goiás 4×6 Bahia
Goiás and Bahia staged an epic match at Serrinha, featuring comebacks and plenty of goals, with the Tricolor de Aço winning 6-4. Everaldo netted a hat-trick, Gilberto scored a goal from the midfield line, and Rafael Ratão and Biel rounded off the scoring. On the Goiás side, Guilherme Marques scored two goals, while Matheus Babi and João Magno each found the net once.
Vasco 0x0 São Paulo
Vasco and São Paulo played out a goalless draw in São Januário. Wellington Rato missed a penalty and Praxedes a clear goal.
Corinthians 1×1 Flamengo
Flamengo dominated Corinthians at the Neo Química Arena and opened the scoring with a great goal from Gerson, but conceded the equalizer on a penalty converted by Fábio Santos.
Internacional 3×2 Grêmio
At GRENAL, in a game in which Inter dominated, the score of 3×2 did not represent what the match in Beira-Rio was like. Inter opened the scoring with Enner Valencia and expanded with Wanderson, João Pedro reduced for Grêmio and Colorado expanded again with Alan Patrick. Finally, Suárez scored Grêmio’s second with a free kick.
Fluminense 0x2 Botafogo
Botafogo rehabilitated itself in the Brasileirão and beat Fluminense, presenting good football at Maracanã. With a difference of 2 minutes, Júnior Santos and Tiquinho Soares scored the goals of the match.
Athletico-PR 1×1 Bragantino
Second-placed Bragantino had the opportunity to stay on the heels of leader Botafogo. It opened the scoring with Eric Ramires, but equalized with a goal from Pablo in a balanced duel at the Ligga Arena.
Atlético-MG 1×2 Coritiba
In their first setback at the MRV Arena, Galo was defeated in an upset by the previously bottom team of the Brasileirão. Hulk opened the scoring, but Matheus Bianqui, with a great goal, and Slimani scored for Coxa.
Fortaleza 3×2 América-MG
Fortaleza imposed itself on Castelão and, after losing by 2 goals, managed to turn things around. Mastriani scored the first two, while Lucero, Machuca and Bruno Pacheco scored for Leão.
Tabela do Brasileirão
Written by Henry Miller.