Palmeiras return to winning ways in the Brasileirão with 3-0 victory over Athletico-PR
Palmeiras put out a great performance on Saturday afternoon to beat Athletico by a 3-0 score line at Allianz Parque. The game was valid for the 23rd round of the Brazilian Championship. Ron haunted his former club in good fashion with two goals to his name and showed respect for his former side by not celebrating. De Paula was the one who opened the scoring and scored the other goal of the game.
The victory confirmed another good outing for Verdão since coach Abel Ferreira took over the affairs at the club.
The defeat brings the four-game winning streak of Athletico-PR to a disappointing end.
Athletico were haunted by the fact that they had a number of absentees due to covid-19. 11 players including Léo Linck, Santos and Jandrei were all ruled out.
The above was highlighted by the fact that Athletico played the game without a reserve goalkeeper in their ranks. The CBF did not approve for 16-year-old Mycael, a member of the U-17 team to take part.
As has been the case in the football world, Argentine midfielder Lucho González paid the ultimate respect to Maradona by wearing the late legend’s name on the back of his shirt for the game.
Similar to Athletico, Palmeiras were missing players of their own due to covid-19. Marcos Rocha, Willian, Jailson, Aníbal and Raphael Veiga were all missing in the game.