Acting, Andrey calms down while Palmeiras is still looking for his future coach


Interino wins second victory followed by Verdão and breaks losing streak in the Brasileirão

Palmeiras continues its search for a coach, and “holds the ends” with Andrey Lopes, who took over the team after the resignation of Vanderlei Luxemburgo. In his third match at the head of Verdão, the interim fulfills the role of calming the spirits of the squad alviverde.

In this Sunday’s match (25), against Atlético Goianiense, Palmeiras benefited from two serious failures of the opponent’s defense to open an advantage. With a good defense performance and an inspired Luiz Adriano, the team from the capital won 3-0.

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Andrey’s squad followed the same pattern seen in the victory of the last Wednesday (21) against Tigre, for the last match of the group stage of the Libertadores. The more conservative option helps to erase the poor performance of the interim debut, which was marked by contestable choices, and resulted in a 2-0 loss against Fortaleza.

With the positive result away from home, in addition to guaranteeing the second win without conceding goals, Palmeiras breaks the uncomfortable sequence of four consecutive defeats, which extended since the Luxembourg period as coach of the team.

After Miguel Ángel Ramirez’s denial, Palmeiras adopts a more discreet stance in the negotiations, without declarations or updates on the status of the hiring. Still without a decision on his future coach, Verdão would work with some possibilities. In common, the fact that all technicians are foreigners.

Some of the most popular names to take office are Sebastián Beccacece (Racing), Quique Setién (ex-Barcelona) and Gabriel Heinze (ex-Vélez). Another strong name is that of Argentine Ariel Holan, from Universidad Católica.

The new commander will find the club qualified for the Copa Libertadores knockout, with Ecuador’s Delfín as their first rival, a club that makes its debut in the knockout phase of the competition. The path to the final is considered to be one of the easiest, which can be an attractive negotiation.

Verdão’s next appointment is in the Copa do Brasil, against Red Bull Bragantino for the first game of the round of 16 of the competition, next Thursday (29/10).


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