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Palmeiras beat Bahia in goal feast

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, June 19: Colombia intertiol centre-back Yerry Mi was on target as defending champions Palmeiras beat hosts Bahia 4-2 in Brazil’s Serie A championship. Roger Guedes opened the scoring at Are Fonte Nova in Salvador before midfielder Vinicius equalised on the stroke of halftime on Sunday.
Keno restored the hosts’ lead after the break and Mi netted his team’s third goal with an 82nd-minute strike.
Joao Queiroz breached Palmeiras’ defence two minutes later but Willian put the result beyond doubt in stoppage time.
It was only the third win in eight league matches for Palmeiras this season as they rose to 12th in the 20-team standings, below Bahia on goal difference.
In Rio de Janeiro, local rivals Fluminense and Flamengo played out a 2-2 draw at the Maraca stadium.
Wendel and Henrique Dourado were on target for Fluminense while former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego and Peru intertiol full-back Miguel Trauco netted for Flamengo.
In other matches on Sunday, Corinthians drew 0-0 at Coritiba, Botafogo won 2-0 at Chapecoense, Atletico Mineiro beat hosts Sao Paulo 2-1 and Vitoria won 3-1 at Sport Recife. IANS

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