In Fortaleza, Palmeiras beat Ceara 2 to 1 and remain comfortably at the top of the Brasileirão.

Palmeiras began the second spherical of the Brazilian Championship in the identical manner they ended the first: profitable and convincing. This Saturday, Verdão beat Ceara 2-1 at the Arena Castelão, Fortaleza, for the twentieth matchday, and continues calmly in the remoted lead, now with 42 factors.

Alviverde’s objectives got here in the first half. Dudu, with out scoring for greater than 45 days, scored the first and the Argentinian José Flaco López the second, celebrating a purpose in Verdão’s shirt for the first time. In the second stage, Ceará was relegated in a penalty kick with Colombian striker Mendoza.

Once once more in Brazilian soccer, the match was controversial with VAR. In the most important, Ceará complained quite a bit a couple of missed penalty by Paraguayan defender Gustavo Gómez in Mendoza at the finish of the first half, when the house workforce may have decreased the lead. Rio Grande do Sul referee Anderson Daronco didn’t name a discipline purpose and didn’t name the video referee to overview the play.

Both groups now deal with the first spherical of the quarter-finals of the continental competitors. For the Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras will go to Atlético-MG on Wednesday at 21:30 (Brazil time) at the Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte.

Ceará, which is in the center of the Brasileirão standings with 24 factors, will play the South American Cup towards São Paulo on the identical day at 19:15 at Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo.

The recreation – Motivated by taking part in at house, Ceara began the match with attacking drive and in 5 minutes Weverton simply defended two pictures from the midfielder. Then Palmeiras responded with a shot, additionally from outdoors the field, Dudu, with out hazard for João Ricardo,

From the twenty fifth minute, Abel Ferreira requested Gustavo Scarpa to play nearer to Dudu on the proper and issues began to enhance for Palmeiras. In a short while, the ball began to keep longer at Palmeiras’ ft and the first purpose was scored.

In the thirtieth minute, Scarpa acquired the ball from Dudu, lower it on his proper leg and kicked it. João Ricardo went ahead and, on the rebound, Dudu solely had bother entering into the internet. It was his first purpose since June 12, when he gained towards Coritiba in Curitiba.

With extra composure, Palmeiras continued to have extra possession and prevented Vina and Mendoza from having the ability to arrange Ceara’s attacking performs. And he took benefit of a mistake by Ceará to rating the second purpose.

In the forty fifth minute, midfielder Rodrigo Lindoso was injured and limping on the discipline, Scarpa acquired the ball from the center and made an ideal move to Flaco Lopez. The Argentinian ahead was alone with João Ricardo and scored, his first in two video games in a Verdão shirt.

In addition, controversy in the air. Mendoza performed the ball in the space with Gustavo Gomez and pushed it down. Anderson Daronco didn’t rating, nor was it known as by VAR, which led to protests from the Ceará gamers.

After the break, Ceará additionally tried to apply stress, however after 4 minutes, the plan went improper with Richardson’s dismissal.

Thus, the recreation was rather more favorable for Palmeiras, who managed to create three good probabilities. In one Scarpa hit the crossbar with a shot from outdoors the space, in one other Raphael Veiga despatched a bomb and João Ricardo palmed and lastly Murilo scored, however the play was disallowed for offside.

In the thirty second minute, Ceará had the hope of a response with Danilo’s penalty in Vina, which, this time, precipitated quite a bit of complaints from Palmeiras. On the kick, Mendoza scored in the center of the purpose and decreased the Alviverde benefit to 2 and 1.

The house workforce saved up the stress, however with one much less participant on the discipline, issues turned tough. In the finish, Palmeiras gained and acquired revenge for dropping 3-2 at house to Ceara of their Brasileirão debut in April.


Place: Arena Castelão, in Fortaleza (CE)
Date: July 30, 2022 (Saturday)
Hour: 16:30 (from Brazil)
Judge: Anderson Daronco (FIFA-RS)
Helpers: Rafael da Silva Alves (FIFA-RS) and Michael Stanislau (RS)
VAR: Rodrigo Nunes de Sa (VAR-Fifa-RJ)
Income: It isn’t out there
Public: It isn’t out there
yellow playing cards: Bruno Pacheco, Vina and Guilherme Castilho (Ceará); Murilo, Marcos Rocha and Piquerez (Palmeiras)
Red card: Richardson (Ceará)
CEARÁ: Mendoza (penalty, 34 min. of the 2nd half)
PALMS: Dudu (30 min of the 1st half) and Flaco López (45 min of the 1st half)

CEARÁ: João Ricardo; Michel Macedo (Nino Paraíba), Messias, Gabriel Lacerda and Bruno Pacheco (Victor Luis); Rodrigo Lindoso (Diego Rigonato), Richardson, Lima (Guilherme Castilho) and Vina; Mendoza and Cleber (John Vasquez).
Technician: Marquinhos Santos

PALMS: Weverton; Marcos Rocha (Mayke), Gustavo Gómez, Murilo and Piquerez (Vanderlan); Danilo, Zé Rafael, Raphael Veiga (Gabriel Menino) and Gustavo Scarpa; Dudu (Breno Lopes) and Flaco López (Rafael Navarro).
Technician: Abel Ferreira

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