Corinthians 0-1 Palmeiras: Second-place Timão slip up at home

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Corinthians were defeated at home by Palmeiras at Neo Quimica Arena on Sunday. Corinthians were looking for a victory following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Avai in their previous game whilst Palmeiras were coming from consecutive wins against Goiás EC and Ceará. As it stands, Corinthians are currently 2nd with 39 points from 22 matches, while Palmeiras sit in 1st, with 48 points from 22.

After an uneventful first half, Palmeiras continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Roni found the net, 72 minutes in. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 1-0 to Palmeiras.

Substitutions for Corinthians included Fagner, Adson and Roni for Rafael Ramos, Gustavo Da Silva and Fausto Vera, repectively. Palmeiras brought on Wesley, Gabriel Menino, Bruno Tabata and Rafael Navarro, to replace Raphael Veiga, Rony, Dudu and Jose Manuel Lopez.

There were bookings for Fausto Vera and Roger Guedes from Corinthians. For Palmeiras, Jose Manuel Lopez and Joaquin Piquerez saw yellow.

Corinthians will next travel to Fortaleza EC, while Palmeiras will face Flamengo at home.

Technical card:
Corinthians:Cassio, Rafael Ramos (Fagner, min.59), Bruno Mendez, Fabian Balbuena, Lucas Piton Crivellaro, Fausto Vera (Roni, min.69), Du Queiroz, Renato Augusto, Gustavo Da Silva (Adson, min.69), Roger Guedes and Yuri Alberto
Palmeiras:Weverton, Mayke, Gustavo Gomez, Murilo Cerqueira, Joaquin Piquerez, Jose Manuel Lopez (Rafael Navarro, min.87), Raphael Veiga (Wesley, min.62), Danilo, Ze Rafael, Dudu (Bruno Tabata, min.74) and Rony (Gabriel Menino, min.62)
Stadium:Neo Quimica Arena
Goals:Roni (0-1, min. 72)