By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, December 2nd, Palmeiras lifted the cup of the 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A championship after a measured 3-2 victory at Allianz Parque in São Paulo over nineteenth-placed Esporte Clube Vitória.

Both sides started well, with Yago Rocha’s long-distance strike sent whistling past the Palmeiras goalpost after 14 minutes. The Verdão replied 7 minutes later with a cleverly-worked pass looped over the Vitória defence, only for Miguel Borja to volley the ball inches over the bar.

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