THE Palm Trees is one of two teams that remain undefeated in Brazilian championship – the other is the Guild. In five games, there are two wins and three draws. With nine points, the team appears in sixth place and could be better placed in the leaderboard. Football has not been in gear, and the results are not coming. What happens?
On Saturday night, against the Bahia, Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s team conceded the equalizer in 50 minutes, just before the end, in a scene similar to what had happened in the final of the Paulista championship, against Corinthians.
Palmeiras came out ahead in all five of the Brasileirão matches. The tie gave way in four of them (1 to 1 against Fluminense, Goias Bahia) and won one, beating the Santos by 2 to 1 in the classic. It gave the impression that the scoreboard would not go from zero to the Athletico-PR, but Raphael Veiga, in extra time, secured the victory.
Against Bahia, Palmeiras had a slight advantage in possession (51%) and finished more (11 against 9, 5 in Anderson’s goal). The only kick that went in the direction of Weverton’s goal entered, in a move that the goalkeeper alviverde failed to try to punch the ball.
Anyway, what happens to this Palmeiras that can not engage? Luxembourg, against Bahia, lacked trickery. For the commentators of ESPN, the analysis goes through a series of factors. Below are some answers to the question that every fan wants an answer to: