With Wesley as the protagonist, the palms won Chapecoense this Sunday night, for the second round of the Brazilian Championship. Author of a great goal at Allianz Parque, the forward cited inspiration in a historic move by Argentine Lionel Messi.
In great style, Palmeiras scored the third in the 41st minute of the first half. In a counterattack play, Wesley received at speed from Gustavo Scarpa and took off with the ball dominated. The attacker left Laércio on the ground, cut Ronei and submitted with category.
“I learned from Messi’s video. It was pretty much the same, I think. The teammates even played there,” Wesley told Premiere at the end of the first half. In the bid cited by the palmeirense, Messi left Jerome Boateng on the ground before scoring for Barcelona against Bayern Munich, in the semifinal of the 2015 Champions Cup.
In addition to scoring the goal à la Lionel Messi, Wesley opened the scoring at Allianz Parque by taking advantage of a mistaken hit by Laércio. In the second half, however, the forward committed an unnecessary foul on Ravanelli on the edge of the area and Busanello slowed down.
With Patrick de Paula, Raphael Veiga and Gustavo Scarpa in midfield, Abel asked Palmeiras to act aggressively from the first minute, according to Wesley. “The proposal we have for this Brazilian Championship is not to leave any points at home, as it was last year,” added the striker.
With their first three points in the Brazilian Championship, Palmeiras rises to seventh place on the leaderboard. At 7 pm (GMT) this Wednesday, for the third phase of the Copa do Brasil, the team alviverde defends its advantage against the CRB, at Allianz Parque.
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