Libertadores: Palmeiras thrash Universitario and finish 1st in Group A – Prime Time Zone


Team alviverde made 6-0 at Allianz Parque and waits for opponents for the round of 16

MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL / ESTADÃO CONTENTPalmeiras and Universitario clashed this Thursday at Allianz Parque

Current champion, the Palm Trees made one of the best campaigns of the group stage and is classified for the round of 16 in first place in the Group A. The 4-0 victory against academic this Thursday, the 27th, at Allianz Parque, he made the alviverde team reach 15 points, with five wins and one defeat, 18 goals scored and seven conceded. O Defense and Justice also advanced in the stage after drawing with the Independent of the Valley in 1 to 1. The Ecuadorian team is classified for the next phase of the South American. On the field, Universitario had one man less in the 17th minute after Medina hit a kick in the face of the goalkeeper Weverton.
The embezzlement made things easier for Palmeiras. Matías Viña was the one who opened the scoring in the 42nd minute after Gabriel Menino’s cross. In the first half, Zé Rafael still left his after the defender Federico Alonso fumbled when cutting the ball in the area.

In the second half it took only ten minutes for the net to swing again. Gustavo Gomez appeared in the area, took advantage of the rebound of the defense and kicked in the counterpoint of goalkeeper Carvallo, making the third. At 15, Willian took advantage of a spare ball and pushed into the nets. Rony, the team’s top scorer in the competition, made two: the first at 32 minutes and the second at 45, closing the account at 6-0. Palmeiras returns to the field on the weekend for the debut of Brazilian Championship 2021 in game that reissues the Super Cup of Brazil, against the Flamengo. The match will take place at Maracanã, at 4 pm (Brasília time).