Dimitri Payet’s Vasco da Gama was very hot, Palmeiras champion

They celebrated it like a title! They hugged, cried and celebrated a final success, the 12th of the season, with the 25,000 supporters in the São Januario cauldron. Moved to tears, Dimitri Payet was in the middle of this joyful madness. We saw him screaming in Leo’s ears, and being shaken by Gary Medel, the captain who was out injured. The Reunionese also finished the match on the sidelines.

Palmeiras champion for the 12th time, Santos relegated to Serie B

Starting for the 7th time in 17 matches played in the colors of Vasco, the number 10 saw Serginho start from the halfway line to land a shot, blocked, which allowed them to open the scoring (1-0, 28th). Bothered by cramps, the ex-Marseillais had to seek treatment on the sidelines. In the process, Léo Ortiz equalized (1-1, 62nd) and plunged Vasco into hell. But the red card received by Realpe (75th) gave some breathing room to a team that was suffocating. Paulo Henrique could cross and Serginho, without jumping, placed a saving header into Bragantino’s net (2-1, 81st).

Palmeiras are Brazilian champions for the 12th time in their history. (Reuters)

The maintaining goal at the same time defeated Jean Lucas’ Santos, beaten by Fortaleza (2-1), and relegated for the first time in its history to Série B. Palmeiras, author of a draw on Cruzeiro’s field (1-1), was crowned Brazilian champion for the 12th in its history.


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