Palmeiras collapse in Libertadores once again

March 3, 2009 at 22:18 16 comments

Palmeiras get tripped up at home

Palmeiras get tripped up at home

After losing their opener away at LDU, Palmeiras showed their defensive frailties by going down at home 3-1 to Chile’s Colo-Colo.

Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo would have been furious with his backline and centrebacks Maurício Ramos, Edmilson and Danilo in particular, showed their limitations at this level.

Palmeiras may be flying in the Campeonato Paulista but their exploits in the Libertadores have put things into perspective.

On Tuesday evening in São Paulo, Chile’s Colo-Colo came away with a deserved win in the Palestra Itália.

Lucas Barrios struck for the visitors just before half-time. But early in the second-period, Palmeiras thought things had swung their way when Meléndez was sent off.

5 minutes later, however, Macnelly Torres made it 2-1 to Colo-Colo.  

Keirrison continued his impressive scoring record when he headed home 71 minutes in. The 20-year-old then hit the bar moments later. The goal brought his tally to a record-breaking 13 in his first 10 games. Keirrison has now become the club’s greatest ever ‘starter’ beating the 12 goal runs set by Federici, Moacyr and Echeverrietta in the 20s and 30s.

But the game slipped away from Palmeiras when Sebastián González came off the bench and scored within a minute.

Palmeiras are bottom of a difficult Group 1 and their continued presence in the Libertadores is now in doubt. The Verdão are next in action in the competition on 8th April away at fellow Brazilians Sport Recife.

See the goals here

Palmeiras take on Corinthians in the Campeonato Paulista at the weekend and you can see that game with us. Just one thing to say about the match: a certain overweight forward may make his debut for Corinthians.


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martin  |  March 6, 2009 at 16:28

    Barrios was excellent. Palmeiras just had no defensive answer for his size and speed. Torres was somewhat quiet until Colo Colo went down a man, then he too picked up his play and scored once and beautifully set Gonzalez up for the final goal.

    I was surprised at how Colo Colo picked apart Palmeiras’ defense but this game showed the Verdao defense is a little slow. I guess there is a reason why Edmilson, who is such a threat on set pieces, had bounced around Barcelona and Villarreal the past few seasons. His pace has gone. I’m also thinking Palmeiras’ youth in attack also is showing as they lacked the experience to break down Colo Colo’s well set up defense. There won’t be much room for error from here on out now for Palmeiras while Colo Colo have just made up for their previous home loss to Sport with this road win.

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  • 7. Brunão Palhaçada  |  March 24, 2009 at 10:37


  • 8. Tarza  |  March 24, 2009 at 10:37

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  • 16. Micles Montin Pellim  |  March 24, 2009 at 10:41

    Deixa minha gata em paz porra!


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