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Palmeiras draw last night with Sport 1-1:
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Palmeiras played better the hole game because Sport didn’t attack much. This got worst when Wilson was sent off, and Sport denied attack with 10 men in the pitch. Unfortunately Palmeiras wasn’t able to break Sport’s defense and did not scored another goal.
This has been one of the weaker point of Palmeiras: the team is not able to build-up plays when the other team marks deep on its field, even with lot of …

Palmeiras lost the second decision last Saturday:
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That was a great match, despite Palmeiras defeat. The two teams entered with offensive tactics and mindsets, which gave the match lot of action, especially in the first half. In the second half, Palmeiras decided to be patient and not jeopardy the chance to play for a single goal win in the second leg at home.
Santos star’s shinned on Saturday: Kléber Pereira, the main scorer of the team, scored the first goal, Neymar, …

In the week of decisions, Palmeiras made a great result and beat Sport in the Ilha do Retiro 0-2.
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There was a lot of unsureness about this game: Palmeiras had zero points in Libertadores da América, and Sport had 6, in two games each; mor than that, last year Palmeiras played Sport 4 times and drawed 1 and lost 3.
A defeat would make it very difficult to Palmeiras to go to the next stage of competition, since Sport would already …

I’ve just found an amazing blog of Palmeiras’ shirts:
http://magliaverde.blogspot.com/
It’s in portuguese, but have a great archive of photos. And there’s always google translate. =P

Palmeiras beat Botafogo-SP yesterday, and guaranteed the first position in the table:
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Palmeiras entered with the best team possible, not resting players to the game against Sport, in Wednesday. The only one preserved was Marcos, and Palmeiras felt his absence, since the reserve goalkeeper, Bruno, failed in the goal suffered in the end of first half.
After the half-time Luxemburgo put Ortigoza in the pitch and the Paraguayan scored the first goal, followed by Diego Souza’s goal two minutes later. That …

Yesterday Palmeiras staff (the coach Luxemburgo and some players as Keirrison, Diego Souza and Edmilson) went to GRAAC (Suport Group to Kids with Cancer) and, besides the visit, gave 1000 Easter eggs to the kids.
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Asked about football issues, Luxemburgo said that, after a meeting with Palmeiras board, he decided to fight for the first place of the Campeonato Paulista, which means that he may enter with the best team he can against Botafogo-SP tomorrow and don’t rest the players …

I forgot to put this in the post of the defeat against Sao Paulo; Palmeiras’ played the first half of the game with this sponsor:

And the second half with the new logo:

The first logo, 54M5UN6, was the promotional logo of the Samsung Scrapy, new product of the company.
I really think that Palmeiras should have entered the game with the second logo, but, to not waste former logos shirts, decided to use them in the first half.
Old logo shirts have been problematic to Palmeiras. Until last month, there were no new …

Last night Palmeiras tied with Oeste de Itápolis 1-1:
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That wasn’t a good game. Palmeiras created chances but failed to finish it well, and after conceding the goal, had only strength to draw the game. On the other had, the defeat was not bad to the rest of the season: Palmeiras’ team lacks vibration, the team needs to be “awaken” and play with more determination in the next matches.
If Palmeiras had won, the first place and the advantages in the …

As predictable, Palmeiras lost the derby against São Paulo last Saturday:
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Predictable because, as I said in previews post, Palmeiras always have a hard time playing against São Paulo in the Morumbi, and the game didn’t worth much to Palmeiras as to São Paulo.
And São Paulo showed the importance of the game by scoring in the 3rd minute, with Washington. The play started with a mistake of Palmeiras defender Marcão, which gave São Paulo the possession and they scored.
After the …

Just like Palmeiras v. Corinthians, the game against São Paulo is one of the greatest derbies of the year, specially because the previews matches were very controversial and competitive.
The Records:

Games: 276
Palmeiras Wins: 92
São Paulo Wins: 95
Draws: 89
Palmeiras scored 366 goals, and São Paulo scored 372.

Recent History:

Last year the derby of Palmeiras against São Paulo was full of argue. The first game, for the Campeonato Paulista, ended with a great win of Palmeiras, 4-1.
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São Paulo scored first, with Adriano. After …