Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Santos x Atlético Paranaense


On Wednesday July 22, 2009, Santos will face Atlético Paranaense at the Estádio Urbano Caldeira (Vila Belmiro) in the 13th round of the Brasileirão. The match will mark the debut of Vanderlei Luxemburgo as the new coach of Santos.

History and Form

In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Atlético Paranaense 25 times. Santos’ record is 13 wins, 8 draws, and 4 losses. Santos have one point from their last three games while Atlético-PR have four.

Team News

Rodrigo Souto and Fabão are available for selection after serving their respective suspensions. Fabio Costa, Adailton, Kléber Pereira, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are unavailable as they are still recovering from injuries. Goalkeeper Felipe is a surprise call up for the squad.

According to the official Santos website the 24 man squad for the match is as follows:

Goleiros: Douglas, Felipe, Rafael

Zagueiros: André Astorga, Domingos, Eli Sabiá, Fabão,

Laterais: Léo, Luizinho, Pará, Wagner Diniz

Volantes: Germano, Paulo Henrique Rodrigues, Roberto Brum, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto

Meias: Alan Patrick , Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima, Robson

Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Neymar, Roni, Tiago Luís

Santos are currently in 13th place in the table on 14 points, two more than their opponents who are in 15th place.


  1. On a sad note: Wesley, the striker who used to play for Santos and nowadays plays for Atletico is not playing this Thursday. This is really bad for us considering that guy is one of most horrible players Santos ever had. 40 games for Santos and one goal. He even cried when he scored, I think he could not believe it. Unfortunately the man is not playing, it would put Felipe in such a safe position.

    Nice report!

  2. I am very confident for the game. We have a better team (on paper) and it is a home game. 3X2 to the home team!