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Ex-Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari leads Palmeiras to Brazilian title

Felipe Scolari took over a Palmeiras side who were seventh in the table.

Palmeiras won the Brazilian championship with a match to spare when they won 1-0 at Vasco da Gama on Sunday, bringing their coach Luiz Felipe Scolari another major title at the age of 70.

Scolari, Brazil coach when they won their fifth World Cup in 2002 and also in charge of the side humiliated 7-1 at home by Germany on home soil in 2014, took over in July with Palmeiras lying seventh, eight points behind the leaders.

Under the leadership of the man who also took Portugal to the European Championship final in 2004 during his long, distinguished career, Palmeiras won 16 of their next 22 league matches and drew six, conceding just nine goals.

Deyverson scored the winner in the 71st minute of Sunday's match at Sao Januario after he turned in Willian's pass from close range, leaving Palmeiras on 77 points, five clear of Flamengo, who won 2-0 at Cruzeiro.

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