May 19, 2019 / 12:27 AM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Scolari's Palmeiras easily beat Sampaoli's Santos 4-0

SAO PAULO, May 18 (Reuters) - In a duel between two world-renowned coaches in Brazil’s Serie A on Saturday, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Palmeiras overran Jorge Sampaoli’s Santos 4-0 at the Pacaembu stadium.

Gustavo Gomez put Palmeiras 1-0 up after just five minutes and Deyverson doubled their lead 13 minutes later.

A deflected goal from Raphael Vega six minutes into the second half made it 3-0 and Hyoran completed the scoring on the counter attack three minutes from the final whistle.

The result means Palmeiras retain their position at the top of the Serie A.

The current champions have 13 points from five games, three points ahead of Santos, who drop from third into fourth place.

Reporting by Andrew Downie

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