Alan Kardec returns to haunt old club Palmeiras as São Paulo earn 2-1 winIf Pato continues scoring for São Paulo he could earn a Brazil call up -
São Paulo recorded an impressive away victory against Palmeiras in the Brasileirão on Sunday, thanks to a late Alan Kardec goal.
Kardec struck in the 89th minute to comeback to haunt the club he had featured on loan for earlier in the season and earn his new team a 2-1 success.
Alexandre Pato and Henrique had scored beforehand in the second half before Kardec scored the decisive third goal of the game late on.
The second half come alive when one-time Brazil national team striker Pato scored in the 54th minute.
It was the 24-year-old's fifth goal of the Brasileirão season and third in two matches as his recent upturn in fortune continues.
São Paulo weren’t ahead for long, though, as Edson Silva gave away a penalty which Henrique dispatched in the 61st minute to level the scores.
Both sides made a raft of substitutions as they both chased victory but it was the visitors who found the decisive goal.
Alan Kardec scored in the 89th minute to continue São Paulo’s recent upturn in results and keep them within touching distance of the teams at the top of the table.