The day after Brasileirão lost 1-0 to Athletico in Curitiba, Santos traveled to Ecuador where they would face the LDU at 19:15 (from Brasília) on Tuesday in the first match of 16 rounds. Copa Libertadores final.
Defender Laércio was cut back to Santos after spraining her right ankle in the match at Curitiba.
With technical assistant Eudes Pedro and football manager Jorge Andrade, Madson, João Paulo and Sandry have tested positive again for Covid-19 and will not be able to enter Ecuador.
Coach Cuca, who is still under medical care after recovering from Covid-19, is not traveling with the group. The team will again be led by assistant Marcelo Fernandes.
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Marinho will return to the top 11 in Ecuador – Photo: Ivan Storti / Santos FC
After an almost perfect fight with five wins and one draw in the group stage, Santos begins the continental competition knockout at the Casa Blanca stadium in Quito, 2,850 meters above sea level.
Luan Peres and Ângelo (with Covid-19) and Jobson (suspended) are absent in Pisces. Carlos Sánchez, Raniel, Vladimir and Renyer, who are still in the medical department, are uncertain casualties.
The owners kept in front of the Athletico have been listened to, and they will already be taking another day of training in Ecuador this Monday, to finish the preparations for the decision to oppose the LDU.
A possible upgrade is: John, Pará, Lucas Veríssimo, Luiz Felipe and Felipe Jonatan; Diego Pituca, Alison and Jean Mota; Marinho, Kaio Jorge and Soteldo.
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