The Palmeiras gave up a goalless draw on his visit to Bay and fell to fourth position in the classification table after being overtaken by Bragantino who, when they rose to third place, approached the leader Atlético Mineiro, on the twenty-sixth day of the Brazilian Championship.
With 40 points achieved, the pupils of Portuguese Abel Ferreira are temporarily in fourth place in the league standings, awaiting the Fortaleza match, which this Wednesday will host the Gremio at the Castelao stadium. Atlético Mineiro leads the tournament with 53 points and leads by eleven to Flamengo, which follows in second place.
Despite having several of his best starters, the ‘Verdao’ lost the momentum that he showed at the beginning of a match that ended up dominated by Bahía, encouraged by the enthusiasm of the fans, who returned to accompany him after a long year of absence because of the Covid.
Jailson was the star of the São Paulo club by aborting four attempts by Bahia and Wesley was sent off after a foul against Guedes. Nino Paraíba, the Bahia winger, was the best player on the pitch, but his effort failed to leave his team in a better position, which is still threatened in the relegation zone, in seventeenth position, with 27 points.
Bragantino’s victory against Goiainense
In another match of the day, Bragantino won 1-0 against Atlético Goiainense and climbed to third position in the tournament standings, where they already have 41 points.
The Sao Paulo state club, which has been a surprise this season, managed to win with a goal from Joedson in the second half, despite giving away a penalty and playing more than half the game with only 10 players after the expulsion of Eric Ramires , who received his second yellow for a foul in the 28th minute.
With the result, the Goias club remains in eleventh position in the leaderboard (31).