Peixe visits the Argentine rival this Tuesday, 6th, at Nuevo Gasômetro, for the third phase of the continental tournament; see the likely lineups
Ariel Holan this Tuesday, the 6th, his first big challenge at the helm of the Santos. At the rival’s home, the coach will seek to surprise the San Lorenzo with offensive football, starting at 9:30 pm, in Buenos Aires, to the nearest spot in the group stage of Libertadores. In an interview with Peixe’s website, before embarking to Argentina, Holan promised boldness in the face of his opponent. The coach knows well the posture of the teams of his country and knows that he can explore the spaces left with high speed exits to attack.
“Santos have to be offensive and always look for the goal, regardless of where we are going to play. We worked hard this week, and we hope to have a great game in Buenos Aires and also on the way back, in Brazil, ”he said. “The players are understanding the style of play we want, which is a lot of possession of the ball and seek, through this possession, verticality to reach the goal,” said Holan.
The decision to qualify takes place a week from now, at Mané Garrincha, in Brasilia, and Santos knows they need a good result in the first leg to keep from coming back under pressure. He will try to repeat against San Lorenzo the football and tactics presented against Boca Juniors, in the semifinal of last edition, when he was not inhibited to act out and deserved to win, despite the 0 to 0. In the return, a peaceful victory in Vila Belmiro. After more than two months without acting, the star Marinho is back after specific work to recover from muscle pain and improve the physical part. It is the great hope for good performance in Buenos Aires.
SAN LORENZO – Devecchi; Peruzzi, Gattoni, Braghieri and Pitton; Elias, Rodriguez; Angel Romero, Óscar Romero and Ramirez; Di Santo Técnico – Diego Dabove.
SANTOS – João Paulo; Pará, Kaiky, Luan Peres and Felipe Jonatan; Alison, Vinícius Balieiro and Gabriel Pirani (Soteldo); Marinho, Marcos Leonardo and Lucas Braga (Ângelo). Coach – Ariel Holan.
REFEREE – Wilmar Roldán (Colombia).
HOURS – 9:30 pm.
LOCAL – New Gasometer, in Buenos Aires.
* With information from Estadão Content