Keirrison delivers once again as Palmeiras brush aside Real Potosí

January 29, 2009 at 21:28 1 comment

Joy for keirrison and Palmeiras

Joy for keirrison and Palmeiras

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


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  • 1. Martin  |  January 30, 2009 at 06:04

    I need to open my eyes as I missed this post originally and replied about Palmeiras’ LIbertadores win in the Paulista preview thread since so many of Palmeiras’ new signings had an impact in that match. So excuse my indulgence but I’ll just repeat here what I also wrote in the Paulista preview thread.

    I know the opposition-Real Potosi, were not much but I was very impressed with Palmeiras who won easily in the Libertadores without really breaking a sweat. And the club’s newcomers, Keirrison (2), Cleiton Xavier and Edmilson all contributed goals. This was my first time seeing Keirrison and Cleiton Xavier playing and I was impressed with them both. Cleiton Xavier is a good midfielder with skill, a strong shot and plenty of energy. Keirrison looks like a typical #9 but he has a good eye for goal and at only 20 has a good future ahead of him. Hopefully Traffic won’t sell him too soon and he can actually stay with Palmeiras and develop as a player. In some ways he reminded me of a young Careca.

    But it is Edmilson and his leadership from the back and ability in the air off of set pieces which may end up being Palmeiras’ most astute offseason signing. I am very curious to see how the Verdao will do in this season’s Libertadores.


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