On the one hand, Santos wants to score the fourth consecutive victory in Vila Belmiro. On the other hand, América-MG tries to maintain the recent good phase against the rival, whom it beat in the last four meetings. The duel between Peixe and Coelho moves the third round of the Brazilian Championship this Sunday (24), at 16:00 (Brasilia time). THE National Radio broadcasts the match played in the city of Santos (SP), live.
The positive sequence of the Paulistas at home began in the last round of the Campeonato Paulista, in the 3-2 victory over Água Santa, which ensured the team’s permanence in the state elite. Then came triumphs over Universidad de Quito (Ecuador) – by the same score – and Coritiba, 2-1, respectively for Copa Sudamericana and Brasileiro. Santos have four points in the national competition.
Today’s Peixão training. Focus on Sunday’s game! ⚪⚫ pic.twitter.com/rGyQoDi1CN
— Santos FC (@SantosFC) April 22, 2022
The mineiros, who accumulate three points in the Brazilian, started the series of victories over Santos in 2018. Despite ending the year relegated to Série B, América-MG won both in Vila (1-0) and in Independência stadium, in Belo Horizonte (2 to 1). The teams met again in 2021, again with the advantage of Coelho, who overcame the rival – in both meetings – by 2 to 0.
At Santos, coach Fabián Bustos can repeat the formation that beat Coritiba a week ago. Some of the holders at the time were spared in the reunion with Coxa, last Wednesday (20), in the capital of Paraná, for the Copa do Brasil – Alvinegro lost 1-0. Cases of the midfielders Rodrigo Fernández and Vinícius Zanocelo and the forwards Leo Baptistao and Marcos Leonardo.
A probable lineup for Peixe will have: João Paulo; Madson, Maicon, Eduardo Bauermann and Lucas Pires; Rodrigo Fernández, Vinicius Zanocelo, Ângelo and Jhojan Julio; Léo Baptistão (Ricardo Goulart) and Marcos Leonardo.
END OF TRAINING! 🐰💚
Focusing on the duel against the @Santos FCwe ended another day of activities at CT Lanna Drumond!
— America FC ✊🏿 (@AmericaMG) April 22, 2022
On the American side, coach Vagner Mancini can promote Aloísio’s debut. The striker, known by the nickname Boi Bandido, was regularized in the Daily Newsletter (BID) of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Striker Matheusinho, who was suspended in the 4-1 rout against Juventude, at home, last Saturday (16), is again available for the Brazilian. On the other hand, side Marlon, with a ligament injury in his left knee, is a sure absence. Defender Iago Maidana and midfielder Lucas Kal are doubts.
The Rabbit must work with: Jailson; Patric, Éder, Germán Conti (Iago Maidana) and João Paulo (Danilo Avelar); Zé Ricardo (Lucas Kal), Juninho and Alê; Felipe Azevedo, Everaldo and Paulinho Boia.