Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Náutico x Santos


Tonight Santos will face Coritiba at the Cascavel in the 17th round of the Brasileirão.

History and Form

In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Coritiba 24 times. Santos’ record is 14 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses. Santos’ last game was a heart stopping 2x1 last minute win against Náutico. Coritiba’s was away to Atlético Mineiro where they lost 3x2 in a tight game.

Team News

Fabio Costa, Adailton, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are still unavailable as a result of injury. Roberto Brum is now available after being suspended. New signings George Lucas and Emerson are not a part of the squad. Reports have said that Neymar will not be starting even after his great performance against Nautico. His role seems to be that of an impact player.

No squad list was available.

Santos are currently in 12th place in the table on 20 points, four points ahead of Náutico.

I won't be able to see the match since I have to study for finals tomorrow. Let's hope that Luxa pulls this one out. I hope his using Neymar as an impact player doesn't backfire.


  1. Roberto Brum is not coming back. Luxemburgo hates the man and doesn't want him back.

    Now that Mancha is already playing and Emerson is on his way, I doubt we will see Brum anytime soon.

    Good luck with the finals, man!

  2. Thanks for the support! The finals were ok and we won! Couldn't be better.