Santos is set to face Bahia, this Monday, in a direct confrontation in the 24th round of the Brazilian Championship. Interim Marcelo Fernandes, who took over at Peixe after the dismissal of Diego Aguirre, made changes to the lineup.
The big news was the appearance of young Kevyson among the starters. The boy will play as a left winger. Thus, Dodô will be used as a third defender, alongside Joaquim and João Basso. Lucas Braga will be on the right wing.
In midfield, Lucas Lima returns to the team, replacing Nonato. With Rodrigo Fernández suspended and Mendoza injured, Venezuelans Rincón and Soteldo — who returns after serving a suspension in the last round — are also in the starting eleven.
Thus, Santos goes to the field with: João Paulo; Joaquim, João Basso and Dodô; Lucas Braga, Rincón, Jean Lucas, Lucas Lima and Kevyson; Soteldo and Marcos Leonardo.
ESCALATION! 🐳 pic.twitter.com/VukFbj2lJt
— Santos FC (@SantosFC) September 18, 2023
On the other side, coach Rogério Ceni set up Bahia with: Marcos Felipe; Gilberto, Kanu, Victor Hugo and Camilo Cándido; Acevedo, Yago Felipe and Thaciano; Ademir, Rafael Ratão and Everaldo.
— Esporte Clube Bahia (@ecbahia) September 18, 2023
The duel between Santos and Bahia takes place at 8 pm (Brasília time) this Monday, at Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador (BA). The confrontation is direct in the fight against relegation.
At the moment, Peixe is in 17th place with 21 points, four less than the Goiás, first team outside of Z4. Tricolor de Aço occupies 15th position, with 25 units.
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