Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pre-Match Report: Santos x Internacional


Tonight at the Vila Belmiro Santos face Internacional. Santos are in 11th position with 28 points, 5 less than their opponents - who are fifth. 

The referee is Luiz Antônio dos Santos with his assistants being Marco Aurélio dos Santos Pessanha and Wagner de Almeida do Santos.


Santos’ last game was a 2x1 loss away to Goiás.  Internacional’s last game a 2x1 loss away to Palmeiras. 

Both teams will eager to win this decisive game as there is an opportunity to move up the table since they have games in hand.

In the Brasileirão, the teams have faced each other 39 times. Santos’ record is 16 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses. However, in games played at the Vila Belmiro Santos holds a commanding 9-0-0 record. 

Team News

Luxa is planning to go more offensive for this match by replacing Germano with Robson on the right wing. Léo returns to the squad and he is expected to start. This will be his 300th game for the club. 

Maikon Leite and Fabio Costa  are unavailable as a result of injury. New signing; Jean, is still absent.  Pará  is suspended after picking up a third yellow card against Goiás.

The squad for the match is as follows:

Goleiros: Felipe, Douglas 

Zagueiros: André Astorga, Domingos, Eli Sabiá, Fabão 

Laterais: Luizinho, Léo, George Lucas, Triguinho 

Volantes: Germano, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto, Emerson

Meias: Robson, Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima 

Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Kleber Pereira, Neymar, André 

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