Montella’s Viola lost their second Copa EuroAmericana game against Palmeiras at São Paulo’s Estadio do Pacaembu on Wednesday night, despite producing a good overall performance.
The host side established a two-goal lead in the first period, Olivera and Leandro on target.
After the break Giuseppe Rossi made his long-awaited entrance and it took him just 10 minutes to get back into his old habits. The Italy forward raced on to Babacar’s smart through ball before finishing with aplomb.
It ended 2-1, which levels things up perfectly in the overall count for the tournament: South America 4-4 Europe. It all comes down to the last game: the Copa EuroAmericana will be decided when Fiorentina take on Peruvian outfit Universitario at the Estadio Nacional in Lima on Saturday.