CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO: Barueri 2×2 Palmeiras; paying for defensive mistakes.

June 2nd, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras played against Gremio Barueri last Sunday, and tied 2-2:
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This game brought good and bad news for Palmeiras’ fans.
The good news is that Luxemburgo decided to play with a 4-2-2-2 formation. with Diego Souza and Cleiton Xavier as attacking midfielders and Keirrison and [...]

LIBERTADORES: Palmeiras 1×1 Nacional; decision in away second leg.

May 29th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras played terrible last night, and tied with Nacional, from Uruguay:
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Palmeiras’ coach, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, had a terrible night, making awful decisions. The starting line-up was way to defensive to face a team that didn’t want to attack. For that reason, Luxemburgo had to make [...]

CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO: Palmeiras 0×0 São Paulo: draw in the first derby.

May 25th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras and São Paulo tied the first derby of the city in the Campeonato Brasileiro:
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That was surely the game of the goalkeepers: maintaining the hot-streak, Marcos saved Palmeiras several times, not much different from São Paulo goalkeeper Denis, who was doing his first game [...]

CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO: Internacional 2×0 Palmeiras; first defeat in first away game

May 20th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras failed to achieve victory in the second game of the national competition:
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Internacional is one of the favorites for the title this year, so it was the first duel against a possible enemy in the future of the championship.
Palmeiras did not play well, [...]

LIBERTADORES: Sport 1×0 Palmeiras (1×1 agg; 1×3 pen.) Palmeiras in the quarter-finals!

May 13th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Last night Palmeiras played the second leg off the first round of the Libertadores’ playoffs. Sport wins 1-0 and the game was decided on penalties shoot-out, since Palmeiras had won 1-0 in the first leg. Marcos saved three shoots and Palmeiras is classified to the quarter-finals of Libertadores da America.
First Leg: Palmeiras 1×0 Sport
In the [...]

CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO: Palmeiras 2×1 Coritiba; hard win in the first game!

May 10th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras played the first game of Campeonato Brasileiro yestarday, against Coritiba:
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Thinking about the Libertadores, Palmeiras’ coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo choosed to enter with the reserves and let the first 11’s resting. But after the defeat in the first half with poor creativity, he started the second [...]

Colo-Colo 0×1 Palmeiras; Palmeiras in the second-round of Libertadores da America

May 3rd, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Last Wednesday (sorry about the delay) Palmeiras beat Colo-Colo, in Chile, and guaranteed his place in the next round of Libertadores da America:
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Palmeiras started the game with the 3-5-2 formation with two defensive-midfielders: Pierre and the youngster Souza. Luxemburgo said that he thought that [...]

Palmeiras 2×0 LDU; still a chance in Libertadores da América

April 22nd, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras beat LDU last night and maintained the chances to go to the playoffs:
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After the elimination in Campeonato Paulista, Luxemburgo decided to return to a formation with three center-defenders, the formation used in Palmeiras’ best games. In last night game it didn’t make a [...]

Palmeiras 1×2 Santos; Palmeiras out of Campeonato Paulista

April 20th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Last Saturday Palmeiras got knocked-out of Campeonato Paulista:
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Different from the first leg, Santos played ay better than Palmeiras, and had no problem to guarantee the place in the final. Instead of playing defensively, Santos played as if the team had no advantage and easily [...]

Palmeiras 1×1 Sport; Palmeiras in danger in Libertadores da América

April 16th, 2009 by Renato Siviero dos Santos

Palmeiras draw last night with Sport 1-1:
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Palmeiras played better the hole game because Sport didn’t attack much. This got worst when Wilson was sent off, and Sport denied attack with 10 men in the pitch. Unfortunately Palmeiras wasn’t able to break Sport’s defense and [...]