Ze Roberto secures Palmeiras win

0Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Ze Roberto converted a late penalty as eight-time Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras defeated Figueirense 2-0.

The 41-year-old’s spot-kick came after he was brought down by Thiago Santana with just two minutes remaining on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Defender Jackson had given the hosts the lead just after halftime with a low finish following Rafael Marques’s headed assist.

The result at Allianz Park lifted Palmeiras to fifth in the standings with 38 points while Figueirense dropped to 16th, 11 points further back.

In Saturday’s other match, Vitinho’s second-half strike gave Internacional a 1-0 victory over Coritiba.

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