1-0: ‘Gift’ from Botafogo to Palmeiras

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1-0: ‘Gift’ from Botafogo to Palmeiras

Botafogo lost this Saturday 0-1 in his visit to Atlético Paranaense, but even with this failure, he will finish the ninth round of the Brazilian Championship in first place in the standings. The goal that defined the game was scored by Alex Santana with a missile from outside the area at the end of the first half, after a pass from the young Vitor Roque, one of the promises of Brazilian soccer in the view of some Europeans. clubs.

Despite the defeat, Botafogo remains the sole leader of the tournament, with 21 points, although he put on a plate the possibility of closing the gap on palmeiraswhich is 16 and this Sunday will host the bottom club Coritiba.

This Saturday he came close to leaders Atlético Mineiro, who beat Cruzeiro 0-1 in the Belo Horizonte derby, thanks to a superb free-kick goal from veteran Hulk, who sent the ball into the net with a powerful shot from in about 35 meters. The result brought Mineiro to 17 points, the second position Palmeiras could take, and left Cruzeiro in tenth position, with 13 points.

Corinthians, one of the greats in national football but not yet starting this year, continues at the bottom of the table and deepened its crisis this Saturday by losing 2-0 against América, which in victory rise to box 18 of the classification. In another regional duel played this Saturday, Fortaleza drew against Bahía goalless, a result that left the two teams in the middle of the table.

Source: La Verdad

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