Lenny hat trick hands it to Palmeiras

February 1, 2009 at 20:12 2 comments

A hat trick for Lenny

A hat trick for Lenny

A second-string Palmeiras side came away with all the points at Ponte Preta thanks to the performance of the in-form Lenny.

With the bulk of the regular first team already in Bolivia for Palmeiras’ Libertadores clash with Real Potosí midweek; Vanderlei Luxemburgo gave a run out to his reserves.

The star of the show was the 20-year-old Lenny who grabbed all the goals for the travellers in their 3-2 win in Campinas. After failing to score a single goal in his first season at the club, Lenny has now scored four in just two games and helped Palmeiras maintain their 100% record in the Paulista.

Despite the absence of a number of regulars, Corinthians had no problems breezing past Oeste especially after Adriano put through his own net after only two minutes. The game finished 4-1 and Corinthians went second.

São Caetano got back to winning ways thanks to Zé Eduardo’s goal against strugglers Mogi Mirim.

Mirassol moved to fourth after a 3-1 away win at Bragantino.

Barueri’s Pedrão now has six goals to his name after putting two more away against Guarani. The 30-year-old remains the league’s top scorer with six.

But the biggest losers of the day were São Paulo and Santos. Muricy Ramalho’s men slipped to sixth after a surprise 2-0 home defeat against Santo André. Osny and Junior Dutra were on target in the Morumbi. To make matters worse, São Paulo had centreback Miranda sent off.

Santos also suffered a surprise 2×0 loss at the hands of Ituano. Ricardo Xavier and Alex Afonso did the damage. Santos, can consider themselves a little unlucky after hitting the woodwork a whopping six times!

Two coaches went this weekend. Marília said goodbye to João Martins, and Ruy Scarpino got the chop at bottom club Noroeste.

See the Campeonato Paulista round 4 table and the rest of the scores here

See the goals here

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  February 2, 2009 at 16:36

    This is the Lenny linked with Arsenal? Is it true he is available on a free in August?

    Reply
  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 2, 2009 at 16:52

    Not sure. His full name is: Lenny Fernandes Coelho and he’s still owned by Portugal’s Sporting Braga. Lenny joined them around August 2007, so he may be available on a free after this – depends if he signed a two or three year contract

    Reply

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