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Marcelo Fernandes changes Santos’ lineup and uses Lucas Lima against Bahia; see teams

Santos will face Bahia on Monday in a direct clash in the 24th round of the Brazilian Championship. Marcelo Fernandes, who took over at Peixe following the sacking of Diego Aguirre, has made changes to the lineup.

The big news was the appearance of young Kevyson among the starters. The boy will play as a left winger. Dodô will therefore be used as a third defender, together with Joaquim and João Basso. Lucas Braga will be on the right wing.

Lucas Lima returns to the team in midfield, replacing Nonato. With Rodrigo Fernández suspended and Mendoza injured, Venezuelans Rincón and Soteldo – who returns after serving a suspension in the last round – are also in the starting eleven.

So Santos takes the field with: John Paul; Joaquim, João Basso and Dodô; Lucas Braga, Rincón, Jean Lucas, Lucas Lima and Kevyson; Soteldo and Marcos Leonardo.

On the other hand, coach Rogério Ceni set up Bahia with: Mark Philip; Gilberto, Kanu, Victor Hugo and Camilo Cándido; Acevedo, Yago Felipe and Thaciano; Ademir, Rafael Ratão and Everaldo.

The duel between Santos and Bahia will take place this Monday at 8pm (Brasilia time), at the Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador (BA). The comparison is direct in the fight against relegation.

Peixe is currently in 17th place with 21 points, four less than Goiás, the first team out of Z4. Tricolor de Aço occupies the 15th position, with 25 units.

Source: Terra

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