After 21 rounds, Palmeiras has more points than in the 2016 and 2018 title campaigns


With the victory over Goiás on Sunday (7), Palmeiras emplaced the fifth consecutive victory and opened a six-point lead over second-place Corinthians. With 45 points in 21 rounds, the Biggest National Champion has better numbers than in the campaigns of 2016 and 2018, when it ended up with the Brazilian Championship title.

In the year of the eneacampeonato in 2016, Palmeiras had 40 points and two ahead of second-place Atlético-MG. In the year of the decacampeonato the situation was different, the team led by Felipão had 37 points, was in 4th place and eight points ahead of championship leader São Paulo. The first place is taken by the site for betting

The team coached by Cuca became champion with 80 points, nine ahead of second-place Santos. In 2018, Palmeiras also reached the same score and was eight points ahead of Flamengo.

In the 2022 Brasileirão, Abel Ferreira's men were symbolic champions of the first round of the championship. Of the 19 editions between 2003 (when the continuous points system started) and 2021, 14 winners of the first round took the title of the Brazilian Championship. In other words, only five times did the winning team of the first 19 rounds not win the championship after completing 38 games.

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Palmeiras has an important sequence starting now, counting Libertadores and Brasileirão. They face Atlético-MG for the return leg of the Libertadores quarterfinals next Wednesday (10), and then face rival Corinthians at the Neo Química Arena on the 13th. Then receives Flamengo in Allianz Parque on 21 and closes the month of August against Fluminense, at Maracanã.