After losing to Bahia on his Brazilian debut, Santos is looking to recover on Saturday, when he receives Ciara, at 21:00 (GMT). But for this game, the fish may have an important embezzlement.
This is striker Lucas Braga, who felt a muscle soreness in the back of his left thigh in the 2-0 win over Cianurti, on Tuesday, in the third stage of the Copa do Brasil. The player had to be substituted 39 minutes into the second half.
Thus, the 24-year-old athlete is concerned about the commitment against Fuzao. “Lucas Braga, for the weekend, is probably anxious. He never had a muscle injury and he’s not sure what happened. He has to recover as quickly as possible,” coach Fernando Diniz told a news conference.
This season Santos has not had the striker on only five occasions, and the performance in these matches has not been good. In all, there were three draws, one win and one defeat, resulting in only 40% of the contested points being used up.
In fact, the last time Lucas Braga did not take to the field was on April 25, when Pixie was defeated 2-0 by Corinthians. The only victory without the athlete was against Inter de Limeira, 2-1, at home, by Paulistao.
If the injury is confirmed and Deniz is not available, a potential replacement is Marcos Guilherme, the attacking midfielder recently hired by Alfinegro Praiano.
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