Eduardo da Silva managed to score in only his second game of the season, as his goal provided the win forAtlético PR in the match against Paraná.
After having suffered a 1-0 loss in the previous game,Atlético PRwere coming into the match with a lot of pressure on the shoulders. However, the former Arsenal forward showed his quality by managing to score just before half-time. The timing of the goal was extremely important, as it meant that the away team were unable to recover. The 34-year-old striker will be a key part of the upcoming campaign for theAtlético PR club.
He has once again rejoined the South American league after making it into his time with Shakhtar Donetsk to an end. The former Arsenal player has had strong ties with the Ukrainian outfit after spending four years at the club after leaving Arsenal in 2010. He returned for one campaign in Brazilian football with Flamengo in the 2014-15 campaign. However, an immediate return to Shakhtar Donetsk followed in the 2015 season.
Eduardo made 29 appearances and scored 14 league goals for the Ukrainian club before coming back to Brazil withAtlético PR. Eduardo da Silva is confident that Atlético PR will be able to recover their form and start challenging for the major honours.
“I feel great and I feel good and I’m happy with the victory. It’s humility for the next confrontation. We have a full week to prepare and we want to finish the second half there with the classification,” said the former Arsenal striker. The club will be hoping that the 34-year-old maintains a rich vein of form over the campaign, as his goals could prove to be the defining aspect. The club start the Brazilian Serie A campaign with an away match against Bahia.