Matthew Hojaij

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Verdão played a weak match against Bahia at Arena Fonte Nova, tying 0-0 just for a great performance by Jaílson in the second half.

Rony, Palmeiras forward (Photo: Getty Images)

palm trees

Rony, Palmeiras forward (Photo: Getty Images)

On the night of Tuesday (12), the palm trees tied 0 to 0 with the Bahia at Arena Fonte Nova, in a match valid for the 26th round of the Brazilian championship. After a more balanced first half, with chances for both sides, the second stage was of total domination by the Bahia Tricolor, who bumped into a Jaílson in a great night, making five saves.

In the interview given on the way out of the field, the attacker rony evaluated the match of Palmeiras: “Difficult, difficult, very difficult. We knew how difficult it would be, Bahia is a very qualified team, with a very strong group. We tried to propose our game rhythm, and we had a great first half. We had opportunities to kill the game, their goalkeeper made great saves”.

When it comes to the second half, however, shirt 7 admitted that the team was not well posted, getting close to defeat: “In the second half, we left a little to be desired, we left a little bit to play, and, unfortunately, we had a player sent off, and Gabriel Menino was unfortunate enough to get hurt in one play”.

However, Ron admitted the team’s fighting spirit despite the draw: “This shows the spirit of the group, everyone is committed to doing a great job, trying to improve in the best possible way, and I believe that only with the work and strength that our group has, we will achieve our goals. We know that we still have to improve in some aspects, and I believe that only with the focus, with the work and with the determination of each one we will be able to improve this”.

With the tie, Palmeiras loses the chance to get closer to the leader Atlético-MG, who plays this Wednesday (13th), against Santos. The team has already been overtaken by RB Bragantino, who, earlier, beat Atlético-GO by 1-0. Another that could take the lead from Verdão is Fortaleza, who play tomorrow against Grêmio.

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