THE saints started the sequence of six of the next seven games that he will play in front of his fans in the best possible way: with a 4-1 victory over Cuiabá, for the fifth round of the Brazilian Championship.
Léo Baptistão, with a goal and an assist, was the owner of the match, and decisive to place Alvinegro Praiano in the vice-leadership of the competition, having the best attack in the competition and with 100% success in Vila Belmiro (three wins in three games).
Marcos Leonardo, Angulo and Rwan Seco, the last two after entering the field in the second half, completed the scoring.
Peixe returns to the field next Thursday (12), this time for the Copa do Brasil, against Coritiba. And he hopes to count on the strength of Vila Belmiro to turn the result of the first leg (1-0 defeat) and move forward in the competition.
For the Brasileirão, the next commitment will be against Goiás, away from home, on Sunday (15), at 19:00 (Brasília time).
Santos started the match at a thousand an hour and opened the scoring after 2 minutes: After Zanocelo’s lifting to the area, Madson fixed his chest and Léo Baptistão, after dominating with his thigh, turned the first time and scored a great goal: 1 to 0 Fish.
After the goal, Santos inexplicably retreated, and Cuiabá reached the draw. Uendel crossed, Eduardo Bauermann watched, Lucas Pires didn’t follow and Alesson, with his head, left everything the same.
The match continued to be very busy. Léo Baptistão, the best on the field, made a move worthy of Messi, dribbling a series of opponents, and only did not score a goal because goalkeeper Walter managed to get out well and smother the ball at the feet of shirt 92.
The striker was once again the protagonist before the break, when he served as a waiter for Marcos Leonardo to score the second goal and put Santos back in front, in the 36th minute: 2 to 1 Peixe.
In the final stage, the game was a little more truncated, but still quite balanced. João Paulo, who had not worked on the game, avoided a tie with a shot by Rivas, from outside the area.
Bustos decided to change the team and drew Ricardo Goulart, badly in the game, for the entry of Lucas Braga, with the intention of exploiting the bad debut of Daniel Guedes in Cuiabá.
The team grew and counted on the star of the coach Fábian Bustos, who sent Angulo and Rwan Seco to the game, saw the pair score a goal each, decree the rout by 4 to 1 and leave Peixe in the fight for the leadership of the Brasileirão.
SANTOS 4 X 1 CUIABA
Date and time: May 8 at 6pm (Brasilia time)
Local: Vila Belmiro, in Santos (SP)
Referee: Braulio da Silva Machado (SC)
Assistants: Alex dos Santos (SC) and Thiaggo Americano Labes (SC)
Video referee: Rodrigo Carvalhaes de Miranda (RJ)
Yellow cards: Rivas, Everton (Cuiabá), Zanocelo (Santos)
GOALS: Léo Baptistão, at 2’/1ºT (1-0), at 2, Alesson, at 11’/1ºT (1-1), Marcos Leonardo, at 36’/1ºT (2-1), Angulo, at 31’/ 2nd (3-1) and Rwan Seco, at 33’/2nd (4-1)
SAINTS: John Paul; Madson, Velázquez, Eduardo Bauermann and Lucas Pires; Rodrigo Fernández, Zanocelo (Camacho) and Ricardo Goulart (Lucas Braga); Léo Baptistão (Rwan Seco), Marcos Leonardo (Angulo) and Jhojan Julio (Sandry). Coach: Fabian Bustos
CUIABA: Walter; Daniel Guedes, Marllon, Empereur and Uendel; Rivas (Marcão), Pepê and Valdivia (Rodriguinho); Everton (Felipe Marques), Alesson (Jonathan Cafu) and Elton (Jenílson). Technical: Painted