Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Santos x Avaí-SC


Today Santos will face Avaí at the Vila Belmiro in the 18th round of the Brasileirão.

The referees are Wallace Nascimento Valente, Antônio Carlos de Oliveira, and Adailson Alves Pereira.

History and Form

In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Avaí only two times. Santos has one win and the other game was a draw. Santos’ last game was a 1x0 win against Coritiba. In Avaí’s last game they beat Santo André 1x0.

Team News

Fabio Costa, Adailton, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are still unavailable as a result of injury. Luizinho and Germano return from suspension while Robson is suspended for the game.

According to the official Santos website the 20 man squad for the match is as follows:

Goleiros: Felipe (goleiro), Douglas (goleiro)

Zagueiros: André Astorga, Domingos, Eli Sabiá, Fabão

Laterais: Léo, Luizinho, Pará, Wagner Diniz

Volantes: Germano, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto,

Meias: Alan Patrick, Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima

Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Kleber Pereira, Neymar, Tiago Luis

Santos are currently in 12th place in the table on 23 points, three points behind Avaí who are 6th but have played one game more.

Luxa’s record is three wins out of four games. Let’s make this four out of five.

1 comment:

  1. When we finally have the opportunity to take off, they let it slip away.