Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Santos x Fluminese

Tomorrow at the Vila Belmiro Santos face Fluminese. Santos are in 10th position with 29 points, while Fluminese are rooted to the bottom of the able on 16 points. 

The referee is Evandro Rogério Roman with his assistants being Roberto Braatz and Altemir Hausmann.


Santos’ last game was an exciting 3x3 at home to Internacional.  Luxemburgo is looking to go more offensive and it showed in the scoreline. However, the numerous defensive lapses is also indicated. If a balance can be found this new look Santos can be deadly.

Fluminese's last game was a 0x0 draw with Gremio Barueri. They have been the Atlas of the league this season, having been well acquainted with the bottom of the table for sometime. 

In the Brasileirão, the teams have faced each other 36 times. Santos’ record is 11 wins, 8 draws and 17 losses. 

Team News

Kleber Pereira, Rodrigo Mancha, and Fabão are suspended for the game. Maikon Leite and Fabio Costa  are unavailable as a result of injury. Alan Bahia has been called up from the base to replace Mancha in the squad, while Tiago Luis comes in for Kleber Pereira. New signing; Jean, is still absent.  Pará  returns from suspension.

The squad for the match is as follows:

Goleiros: Felipe, Douglas 

Zagueiros: André Astorga, Domingos, Eli Sabiá 

Laterais: Para, Léo, George Lucas, Triguinho 

Volantes: Germano, Alan Bahia, Rodrigo Souto, Emerson

Meias: Robson, Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima 

Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Neymar, André, Tiago Luis 


A must win game against a very poor side. 

Predicted lineup

Lucas--Domingos--Eli Sabiá--Para
Robson--Souto--Germano--P.H. Lima


  1. Fluminense is already on the second division, that's a fact!

    I just hope the team plays better than today against Corinthians. It wasn't a good second half.