Palmeiras wins Atlético-GO and advances to the round of 16 of the São Paulo Cup



(Fabio Menotti)

In search of the unprecedented title of the São Paulo Junior Football Cup, Palmeiras took another step towards its goal this Saturday (15), by beating Atlético-GO by the score of 3 to 0 in Diadema and stamping its classification for the round of 16. end of the tournament.

With a devastating start, Palmeiras scored two quick goals with Fabinho and Gabriel Silva, at 5 and 13 minutes of the first stage. Even creating a good amount of chances, Verdão managed to expand only in the second stage, when Vitinho charged with category a penalty suffered by Endrick in the 29th minute.

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Palmeiras now awaits their next opponent in the round of 16 of the Copa São Paulo junior football. The rival will be known in the clash between Internacional and Portuguesa, which will face each other later this Saturday.

The game

The start of the game was overwhelming on the part of Palmeiras. Pressing the rival from the defense field since the opening whistle, Verdão did not take long to see their dominance being translated on the scoreboard. In the 5th minute, Giovani crossed at the first post and Fabinho climbed well and tested hard to open the scoring.

Vitinho defined the score by taking a penalty with category in the second stage (Fabio Menotti)

It didn’t take long for Palmeiras to expand their advantage even further. After winning the tackle in the attacking field, Jonathan carried the ball and crossed low to Gabriel Silva, who, alone, only had the work of pushing to the back of the net and scoring the second goal of Palmeiras.

After the two goals conceded, Atlético-GO managed to balance the match a little more and even created chances to score. However, Palmeiras also did not slow down and also had opportunities, but goalkeeper Leo managed to close the goal well and prevent an even greater advantage from the alviverde team.

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In the second stage, the game changed shape. While Atlético-GO tried to stay longer with the ball in the attack, Palmeiras bet on counterattacks. And who did better in this strategy was Palmeiras. Without suffering great scares in the defense, the alviverde team created many chances to score, but saw goalkeeper Léo make several saves preventing the third goal.

However, after so much trying, Palmeiras managed to hit the net again. In his first play on the field, Endrick was fouled in the area and the referee signaled the penalty for Verdão. Vitinho went for the kick and hit the corner to expand the score.

Canaan qualifies with a goal in the last minute

In the other game this Saturday morning, Canaã surprised and surpassed Juventus in the legendary stadium on Rua Javari. In a game of many emotions, the Bahian team got its goal in the 47th minute of the second half, when Vitor Manoel climbed well on the first post and tested for the goal.

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