If you pass through the Venezuelan team, Peixe will face in the third preliminary phase a much more traditional opponent in the search for a place in the group stage
Classified to the 2021 edition of Liberators cup, The Santos already knows the path it will take to return to dispute the group stage of the tournament that was a finalist of the 2020 season. The team will start its participation in front of the Deportivo Lara, gives Venezuela. Santos is today the eighth place in the Football, with 54 points, and secured the “last” spot of national football in the continental competition in the last domino, when all the competitors stumbled on it: the Vila Belmiro team drew 1-1 with Fluminense, The Athletico-PR lost 1-0 to the Guild e Corinthians e Bragantino did not leave 0 to 0 with Basque e Go, respectively. The draw carried out by Conmebol for the preliminary stages of the Libertadores defined that Santos, “Brasil 8” will face Deportivo Lara, the third placed in the last edition of the Venezuelan Championship. The first leg will be at Vila Belmiro and is initially scheduled to be played on March 9th. The duel back will take place a week later, on the 16th, in Cabudaré.
If they pass through the Venezuelan team, Santos will face in the third preliminary phase a much more traditional opponent in the search for a place in the group stage. The opponent will be the winner of the series between Universidad de Chile, the third placed in the Chilean Championship, and the Argentine San Lorenzo. In this case, the duels are scheduled for the weekends of the 7th and 14th of April. THEUntil his debut at Libertadores, Santos will play four more games. On Thursday, at Fonte Nova, the team will end its participation in the Brasileirão against Bahia. Then, he will have three commitments for the Paulista Championship. He will debut next Sunday in front of Santo André, in Canindé, will receive Ferroviária, in Vila, on March 3rd, and will visit São Paulo, in Morumbi, on 6th.
In the coming days, Santos should make official the hiring of coach Ariel Holan, who will succeed Cuca. On Thursday, however, against Bahia, the team should be led by technical assistant Marcelo Fernandes. “It will arrive and there is already Santo André, Ferroviária, São Paulo. Before Bahia, it matters a lot. People will have to accept the coach more than anything. I have already talked to the group and the assistants, the entire medical department. Holan comes with few people, he and two other assistants. You will need the whole class a lot ”, said Cuca. Santos’ next participation will be the 16th in the history of Libertadores, but only the second started in the preliminary phase. The other was in 2007, with the team passing the Bolivian Blooming with victories by 1 to 0 and 5 to 0.
* With information from Estadão Content