Palmeiras thrash Botafogo-SP 6-2

Rio de Janeiro, March 12: Palmeiras thrashed Botafogo-SP 6-2 in the 13th round of Brazil’s, 2012 Sao Paulo state championship.

The win maintains Palmeiras as the only team that has not lost in this year’s competition, extending its undefeated streak to 13 games.

Argentinean Hernan Barcos, who was recently transferred from LDU Quito, scored a brace to take his tally to seven goals in eight games with the Brazilian club, Xinhua reported.

Palmeiras’ other goals were scored by Maikon Leite, Juninho and Ricardo Bueno. Botafogo-SP’s Marquinhos scored an own goal, giving Palmeiras its sixth.

Alessandro and Marco Aurelio scored for Botafogo-SP.

The win takes Palmeiras into the second place with 29 points, trailing leaders Corinthians by a single point.

In the next round the team will play Ponte Preta March 17.

IANS