Palmeiras beats Corinthians on penalties to lift the Paulistão title
After 12 years, Verdão reigns in the state of São Paulo and ends a particular title drought that has bothered them for a while. Even better that it was against their bitter rivals made the win all the more graceful. But it didn’t come easy as well: after Luiz Adriano opened the scoring, Gustavo Gómez committed a penalty in Jô in the last minute of the game and made it possible for the opposition to kevel the scoring. On penalties, however, Weverton got two charges, and Patrick de Paula secured the title.
Few chances Palmeiras and Corinthians showed more desire to play football than in the first leg, which meant nothing close to an exciting duel. Within the first stage, between fouls and errors in construction of plays, the clearest chance came at the feet of Willian, who received a pass from Zé Rafael inside the small area, between four scorers, and saw Cássio make a spectacular defense to save Corinthians.
Adriano got a chance which he buried in the 49th minute.
Jô left it late to score a 90th minute penalty and level the scoring for penalties.
Verdão better on the lime mark in the dispute, Weverton and Cássio started defending the penalties of Michel Macedo and Bruno Henrique. Then, everyone at Palmeiras converted their respective charges: Raphael Veiga, Gustavo Scarpa, Lucas Lima and Patrick de Paula. In Timão, Sidcley and Jô scored, but Cantillo stopped in the hands of Weverton. Patrick then scored the decisive goal that saw them crowned champions.
The win for Palmeiras will be their 23rd Paulistão title, surpassing Santos and taking the second position in the overall ranking of Paulistão champions.