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Sao Paulo defeats Palmeiras and leads the Brazilian Cup

Sao Paulo defeats Palmeiras and leads the Brazilian Cup

ESPN.com.brJul 5, 2023 8:31 p.mReading: two minutes.

a Sao Paulo had won Palm trees By 1-0 this Wednesday (5), in Morumbi, the first leg of the quarter-finals of Brazil Cup.

Rafinha scored a great goal at the end and ensured a good advantage for Tricolor, who can now equalize in the second leg match that advances to the semi-finals.

In the first half, Alviverde dictated the tempo of the match until the 20th minute and got scared when Maiky crossed and Dudu headed in. Afterwards, Dorival’s team entered the match. The best chance of the first stage came from the feet of Calleri, who had been doubtful before the classics. In the 31st minute, the Argentine striker gave Weverton a hat-trick, but missed the shot and almost opened the scoring.

In the last stage, the home team continued to press and did not take the lead on Wellington Rato’s kick from outside the area because the Palmeiras goalkeeper made a good save.

In the second half, Sao Paulo sought more attack, while Palmeiras closed in to try to leave with a counter-attack. Tricolor continues to suffer significant losses. Forwards Calleri and Luciano felt it and did not return to the final stage. Defender Alain Franco left the field due to a problem with his left ankleat 21.

At the age of 33, Caio Paulista progressed and played for Wellington Rato, who dribbled and ended up without a goalkeeper. But fortunately for the Palmeiras residents, Luan appeared to take the ball almost over the line.

Under intense pressure, Sao Paulo finally found the net. In the 36th minute, Rafinha kicked the ball after a pass from Rato, and sent the ball into the corner, scoring a beautiful goal for Morumbi. This time, the ball deflected into Luan and killed Weverton.

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In addition, Alviverde’s team pressed on, but Tricolor closed in to walk away with the victory.

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As a result, São Paulo plays to a tie and qualifies for the semi-finals. Palmeiras, on the other hand, needs to win two goals apart to advance. Or for anyone to make the decision penalties.

The return duel will take place next Thursday (13) at 8 pm at Allianz Park.

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