The first leg of the Campeonato Paulista final didn’t go well for Abel.
Against rivals São Paulo, Palmeiras lost 3-1 and are at a disadvantage in deciding the competition. But it could have been worse.
In Morumbi, the verdão was well below expectations and even lost by 3-0.
Jonathan Calleri made it 1-0 in added time in the first half, with a penalty, Pablo Maia extended the home side’s lead in the 65th minute and Calleri scored twice nine minutes after the start of the 90th minute.
Shortly after, however, Raphael Veiga reduced the squad guided by the Portuguese coach and left the encounter less lopsided.
The return match will be played on Sunday, from 8:00 p.m., at the Allianz Parque. To get around the text, Palmeiras must win with a three-goal difference in front of their fans – a two-goal win extends the game.
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