Copa do Brasil: Palmeiras bang in five

April 3, 2008 at 18:23 Leave a comment

alex-mineiro.jpgOn Wednesday, Palmeiras booked their place in the next round of the Copa do Brasil after a 5×1 thrashing of minnows Central PE.


However, the five goals included two penalties, and the final score flattered the São Paulo giants who were second best throughout most of the first half.











Palmeiras have now won nine in a row in all competitions and are unbeaten in thirteen games.


But it wasn’t so easy for all the big boys. Grêmio went down 2×1 at Atlético GO and Botafogo lost by the same score at River PI. But the Série A teams will have a second crack at the whip next week and their away goals should help see them through.


On Thursday evening,  Corinthians played their first match in their new purple shirts and also ended up beating Fortaleza 2×0. But only 9000 bothered to turn up to see Brazil’s ‘second biggest’ club in the Morumbi.





Vasco also progressed – though they had a scare when Bragantino scored late on. But the Rio side held on to win 2×1.





In total, ten teams are now in the third phase. These include Internacional, Goiás, Portuguesa, and Náutico.



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