After the problems with Neymar that determined the dismiss of Dorival Júnior do Santos, this will be the first time that the coah will receive the forward, due to Atlético-MG, the coach’s club, receives Santos, on Arena do Jacaré, in day 34 of Série A. Besides that, the hosts want to escape from relegation and Santos is stil dreaming with the title.
Santos, winless on the last four games, on the last game they faced Vitória, on Vila Belmiro and drew 1-1. Like that, Santos hás 50 points, placed on the fifth position.
Santos and Atlético-MG already faced 44 times on Campeonatos Brasileiros. The hosts have advantage woth 18 wins against 14 of Santos. 12 draws completes the history.
This season, the two teams faced on 1/4of Copa do Brasil. On the first game, Atlético-MG won 3-2. But on Vila Belmiro, Santos won 3-1, passing to the semi finals. They also played on the Campeonato Brasileiro and Santos won 2-0, playing on Vila Belmiro.
To this game, Atlético-MG’s coach Dorival Júnior, won’t count with the players Fabiano and Ricardinho, both injured and the midfielder Rafael Jataí, who received the third yellow card against Guarani and is automatically suspended.
But he can count with the return of Serginho who is back from suspension and should play.
If the hosts have problems, the coach Marcelo Martelotti will also have many problems to this game. Injured are the left back Léo and the midfielder Arouca, suspended by the third yellow card are, Roberto Brum, Edu Dracena and Alex Sandro.
With so many absences and without a real left back, the coach should improvise Pará, playing Maranhão on the right side. On the midfield, Rodrigo Possebon should debut in Santos.
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