Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Náutico x Santos


Tonight Santos will face Náutico at the Estádio Eládio de Barros Carvalho in the 15th round of the Brasileirão. After scrappy win a against Atlético Paranaense, Vanderlei Luxemburgo will be looking to notch his second win in as many games.

The referee for the game will be Heber Roberto Lopes with Ivan Carlos Bohn and Altemir Hausmann as his assistants.

History and Form

In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Náutico 28 times. Santos’ record is 7 wins, 4 draws, and 7 losses. Santos’ last game was a heartbreaking loss to Flamengo at home, the first time this has happened in 33 years. Náutico’s last game was away to Sport where both sides split six goals evenly.

Team News

Fabio Costa, Adailton, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are still unavailable as a result of injury. Kleber Pereirra has recovered from injury and returns to the squad. André has been called up from the base after impressing in recent matches. Roberto Brum is suspended for the game.

The 24 man squad for the match is as follows:

Goleiros: Douglas, Felipe, Rafael

Zagueiros: André Astorga, Eli Sabiá, Fabão,

Laterais: Léo, Luizinho, Pará, Wagner Diniz

Volantes: Germano, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto

Meias: Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima, Robson

Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Neymar, Tiago Luís, André, Kléber Pereira

Santos are currently in 12th place in the table on 17 points, six points ahead of Náutico who are last.

This is the last placed team, We have to win this!


  1. We better win this match! I don't care what the final score is as long as we win this suckers!

  2. If we don't win this thing let's just close the doors and start a basketball team. It is mandatory.