Palmeiras arrived in the seventh consecutive consecutive consecutive consecutive consecutive consecutive games without losing the assigned goals. The brand was not won since 1992, when Verdão had this same series with the unbeaten goal from October 24 to November 15 of that year.
"That was not 25 years ago, let's see if there is a record to break, especially in defensive terms, against Botafogo we will try not to accept any goals, because we have good figures to make a compliment and to show them, the staff is much happier in training and they strive harder than they have already done – celebrates Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The record without Verdão's concession goals is of 12 matches, between 8/4/1987 and 17/5/1987. There were also nine series with the unbeaten goal (once in 1969 and the other in 1973) and eight in 1965. Before 1992, Palmeiras also scored seven scoreless games in 1989, 1978 and 1972.
– Everything is the result of the work of the entire team. The team scores in all sectors, distorts the ball from the opponent and increases the chances of our defense to take this ball, or to leave normally. Merit of the team that places itself like this – Felipão completed.
The series without assigned goals coincides with the change in the technical assignment. Since defeat against Fluminense 1-0, which culminated in the fall of Roger Machado, Palmeiras made the following matches: 3-0 on Parana, led by Wesley Carvalho, 0-0 with Bahia, with Paulo Turra 0-0 with América -MG, 2-0 at Cerro Porteño (PAR), 1-0 at Vasco, 1-0 at Bahia, and now 3-0 at Vitória. The last five riots were on the bench with Luiz Felipe Scolari.