Matthew Hojaij

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Verdão drew 0-0 with Bahia last Tuesday night (12), and accumulated seven games without winning in the 2021 season.

Abel Ferreira, Palmeiras coach (Photo: Getty Images)

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Abel Ferreira, Palmeiras coach (Photo: Getty Images)

After tying 0-0 with Bahia last Tuesday night (12), the palm trees became more and more distant from the title of the Brazilian championship in 2021. At the moment, there are 13 points of difference from the leader Atlético-MG, who faces Santos on Wednesday (13), and may increase the difference in case of victory.

Now, there are seven matches without a win, counting matches for Brasileirão and Copa Libertadores. In the last 12 games in the national tournament, Verdão won only two, with three draws and seven defeats. Despite the vacancy in the final of the Copa Libertadores, obtained after eliminating Atlético-MG in the semifinals, the internal pressure on Abel Ferreira’s work increased.

According to UOL Esporte columnist Danilo Lavieri, Palmeiras will give “silent support” to the Portuguese, always aiming at the Libertadores final, against Flamengo, on November 27th. He also informs that there will be a conversation between the board and the team from Palma, seeking to “shield” the players.

There is no possibility of changing the coach before the match against Flamengo. Until then, Verdão enters the field ten times, all for the Brazilian Championship. After winning Libertadores and Copa do Brasil in 2020, Abel Ferreira has already lost three finals in the 2021 season, and was eliminated in the fourth phase of the Copa do Brasil for the CRB.

The Portuguese contract with Palmeiras runs until the end of 2022, with the possibility of extension for another year. What left the board unhappy with him were the statements criticizing the players and the decisions made by the top hat, in addition to a consensus that he is still getting used to Brazilian football.

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