Palmeiras beats CRB 1-0 and takes the lead in the Copa do Brasil – Prime Time Zone

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Current champion, team alviverde made its debut game in the competition; departure back is next Wednesday, in São Paulo

CELIO JUNIOR/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTWillian scored the only goal of the match

Current champion of Brazil’s Cup, O palm trees started its journey in 2021 with victory. Debuting at the tournament, the team of Abel Ferreira took the CRB, from Alagoas, in the third round and won the first leg 1-0, goal by Willian Mustache. The result makes the team alviverde comfortable for the return match, which takes place next Wednesday, the 9th, at 7:00 pm (Brasilia time), at Allianz Parque. This Thursday, 3, Palmeiras was dominant from the start. At 15 of the first half, Willian hit the crossbar after a corner kick. At 23, the attacker appeared again, but this time the defender moved away. At 40, Patrick de Paula hit the net, but the referee annulled the goal because the ball went out in the cross. A minute later, Willian appeared well inside the area to take advantage of the goalkeeper’s rebound and open the scoring.

In the second half, Verdão continued on top and goalkeeper Diogo became the protagonist of the CRB, defending shots from Ron and Zé Rafael. At 43, Wesley appeared in the area and almost headed in. With no more goals in the second stage, the match ended 1-0. Palmeiras returns to the field at the weekend for the Brazilian Championship Serie A when facing the Chapecoense, at home, on Sunday at 6:15 pm. Now the CRB faces the cruise on B series, away from home, on the same day and time.