Canal 100 TuesdayBy: Bruno Romani | November 4th, 2008
Last Sunday, Palmeiras beat Santos 2-1. Today, Canal 100 Tuesday brings to you another Palmeiras – Santos. This is the final of the 1959 State Championship. Santos was already one of the greatest sides to step on Earth, with Pele, Coutinho, Jair da Rosa Pinto, Durval, Zito and Pepe. Pele opened the score for Santos. But Palmeiras had Julinho Botelho, another legend of Brazilian football. He tied the match. And Palmeiras won the match for 2-1, like last Sunday ( but with much more talent back then). This was one the few times the great Santos of Pele was stopped. Enjoy!
ps:Julinho has a great story. He declined the call for the 1958 World Cup for a peculiar reason. He said that since he wasn’t playing in Brazil at he time, it would not be far with those playing in Brazil that he played for the national team. What a story. Can’t imagine that happening today. But it is a great a idea, anyway.