Keirrison delivers once again as Palmeiras brush aside Real Potosí
Palmeiras’ 20-year-old forward, Keirrison, netted twice in his team’s 5-1 win over Bolivia’s Real Potosí in the first round of the Libertadores.
The ex Coritiba man, who was making his debut in the competition, now has 4 goals from 4 games this year. Keirrison has already been linked with moves to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Porto, Hamburg, Lyon, Fiorentina, CSKA Moscow as well as Liverpool and Manchester United. A move to Europe right now is unlikely but there is a growing possibility that he’ll be off before June.
Ex Brazil international, Edmílson with his first goal for the club and Diogo Souza were also on target for Palmeiras. But the strike of the night came from the ever impressive Cleiton Xavier who has scored in all four of Palmeiras’ matches this season.
The scoreline in the Palestra Itália could have been even more emphatic had other new signings, Pablo Armero and Willians, not squandered good chances.
Rodriquez got Potosí’s only goal.
The second-leg of this preliminary round game is to be played on 4th February in the estádio Mario Guzmán in the city of Potosí. Situated at an altitude of 3960 meters above sea level, the stadium is one of the highest in the world. But with the score 5-1 from the first leg, Palmeiras are all but assured of their place in the Libertadores proper.
See the goals here