Thursday, April 22, 2010


Even playing at home, pushed by the crowd and needing to score goals to reverse the advantage, Atletico-PR saw Palmeiras start better in the match.
Lincoln crossed the ball on Leo's head. The ball hit the bar. At 9, another cross, Robert had the chance to open the marker but headed weak. Netinho responded with a free kick that deflected off a player, scaring Marcos. Palmeiras not intimidated and continued attacking. At 15 Lincoln was knocked down by Bruno Costa in the area: penalty and a red card was awarded to the defender, who had already received a yellow card. Robert took a really bad shot and missed the penalty shot.

With both teams uninspired, the referee decided to call attention. He invented a penalty that was not committed by Leo. Atletico scored the goal and almost eliminated Palmeiras from the cup. The referee was saved by Lincoln. Palmeiras' mid-fielder scored a splendid goal and guaranteed Palmeiras' classification.

Palmeiras' next match will be against Atletico Goianiense, another difficult game. We are now one step closer to the finals !


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