Palmeiras defeat Shandong Luneng 3-1 in friendly
Sao Paulo, Jan 18 (IANS) Eight-time Brazilian champions Palmeiras defeated Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng 3-1 in a friendly at the Allianz Park here. Argentine midfielder Walter Montillo opened the scoring for the visitors Saturday before Leandro Pereira's header made it 1-1, reported Xinhua.
Lucas gave the hosts the lead with a deflected effort following Allione's assist before Cristaldo fired in an unstoppable shot 15 minutes from time.
Shandong Luneng will now travel to Rio de Janeiro for a friendly against Botafogo at the Engenhao stadium, which will host track and field events at the 2016 Olympics. The Jan 24 fixture will be played behind closed doors due to unfinished repair work on the stadium roof.