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.
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.