Palmeiras beat Iape-MA 3-0, on Saturday afternoon, at Academia de Futebol 2, in Guarulhos, for the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil under-20. The return match will be next Saturday, at 15:00 (Brasília time), Nhozinho Santos stadium, in São Luis-MA.
The goals of alviverde victory were scored by Jhon Jhon (twice) and Allan.
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The victory guarantees a good advantage to Palmeiras for the confrontation of the return, being able to be defeated by up to two goals of difference that assures the place in the semifinal. In the Copa do Brasil under-20 there is no qualifying goal as a tiebreaker.
Palmeiras under-20 players celebrate a goal against Iape for the Copa do Brasil – Photo: Fabio Menotti/Palmeiras
So far, Palmeiras has 100% success in the Copa do Brasil under-20. Since the beginning of the competition, the Cris da Academia have won four, with 14 goals scored and one conceded. The team’s top scorer in the tournament is forward Wendell, with three goals scored.
Brazilian under-20 champion by beating Corinthians in the final with a goal from Endrick, Palmeiras ended up being eliminated from the state category in the middle of the week by Portuguesa.
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Integrated to the professional squad, where he made his debut in the final minutes of the match against Coritiba, striker Endrick can come down and play in the final phase of the Copa do Brasil under-20 if Palmeiras considers it important.
Palmeiras and Iape-MA for the semifinal of the Copa do Brasil U-20 — Photo: Fabio Menotti/Palmeiras
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