The holder of the best Paulista campaign in terms of points utilization (89%), Palmeiras enters today (27), at 16:00 (Brasilia time), to duel with Inter de Limera away from them. domains. Once again, coach Abel Ferreira is rotating Alfeverde’s team in the state game in favor of a bigger goal—this time for the Recopa Sol-Americana title.
Next Wednesday (2), after a 2-2 draw in the first leg, Verdau will play for a simple victory over Atletico-PRV Allianz Parque to win another Continental Cup. In that scenario, Abel Ferreira and his coaching staff chose to spare most of Sunday’s defending champions. So, again, the team that enters the field in Paulistão consists mostly of reserves and newly promoted key players.
Although the context is concerning for most Brazilian clubs, it has been part of Palmeiras’ routine for at least two seasons. Proof of this is the good campaign of the club at the beginning of Paulistao, and in only two matches of the competition the fans saw the team as ideal – victories against Nofrezontino and Agua Santa. In addition, the group of players did the trick and won three more wins and a draw.
Without some of its holders, the trend is for Abel Ferreira to send to the field in Limeira a team made up of Weverton; Mikey (Marcus Rocha), Kocevic, Murillo and Jorge (Pequeriz); costume of Rafael, Atoista, Gilson and Rafael Vega (Patrick de Paula); Wesley and Rafael Navarro.
The host of the confrontation, Inter de Limeira, did not win four matches in Campeonato Paulista, gained only seven points, and is threatened with relegation to the second division next season.
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