With two from Ron, Palmeiras beat Defensa y Justicia 2-1 at Libertadores – Prime Time Zone


Current champion maintains 100% success in the first three rounds of the group stage

EFE / EPA / Marcos BrindiciRon was the owner of the game

O Palm Trees traveled to Argentina this Tuesday, 4th, to face the Defense and Justice for the third round of the group stage of Liberators cup and won 2-1, but he didn’t have an easy life. Despite being absent due to a outbreak of Covid-19, the Argentine team made a first half with strong marking, leaving the alviverde without space to create their plays and even taking danger in some moments. Palmeiras had their best chances with Ron, including a great move in the final minutes of the first stage, but failed to be effective. Defensa also had its chances, but stopped at Ewerton or threw it out. But the story was different in the second half, precisely with the Brazilian player who was most in danger.

At two minutes, Luiz Adriano pushed for Rony and shirt 7, coming out from behind the back, pushed to the back of the net, scoring the first. At 11, in a deadly counterattack, the number 10 gave another pass to Ron who already arrived kicking and expanding the score. At 23 minutes, Benitez took a free kick into the area, the ball turned and Tripichio deflected to the bottom of the net, decreasing by 2 to 1. The result leaves Palmeiras with 100% of advantage and leader of the Group A with nine points from three games. Defensa is second with 4, followed by Independent of the Valley with 1 and the academic without scoring. In the next round, Verdão faces Independiente, away from home, on Tuesday, the 11th, at 9:30 pm (Brasília time).