Santos draws with Banfield and qualifies for the Copa Sudamericana

Santos draws with Banfield and qualifies for the Copa Sudamericana

Santos opens the scoring, but suffers a draw from Banfield in the Copa Sudamericana; thanks to the score of Unión La Calera and Universidad Católica, Peixe secured the classification

This Tuesday, the 24th, the saints received the banfield, at Vila Belmiro, for the last round of the Copa Sudamericana group stage. In an extremely dramatic game, Peixe opened the scoring with Marcos Leonardo, but saw Domingo equalize, with a great goal, still in the first half. In the final stage, the alvinegro pressured, but could not come out with the victory. However, thanks to the 3-2 score between Unión La Calera and Universidad Católica, Santos qualified!


SAINTS: John Paul; Madson, Velázquez, Eduardo Bauermann and Lucas Pires; Sandry, Vinícius Zanocelo and Ricardo Goulart; Rwan Seco, Lucas Braga and Marcos Leonardo // BANFIELD: Bologna; Coronel, Tanco, Maciel and Quinteros; Domingo and Galoppo; Cuadra, Dátolo and Urzi; Cross.



Santos started the game going forward. At nine minutes, Lucas Pires took a free-kick from the right midfielder straight into the goal and Bologna ended up letting it slip away. On the rebound, Zanocelo completed with a beak and sent it to the nets, but the flag already marked offside position for the Santos midfielder.

With the passage of time, Santos calmed down and Banfield started to get right in the game, but at 33 minutes, Marcos Leonardo was brought down by Tanco inside the area and the referee called the penalty! The boy himself took the charge and hit hard, in the middle of the goal, to displace Bologna and open the score for Peixe!

Santos draws with Banfield and qualifies for the Copa Sudamericana – Ivan Storti / Santos FC

But at the end of the first half, the Argentines got the equalizer. At 45, Domingo appeared in the middle, took advantage of the leftover ball, arranged for the right leg and hit a kick, in the left angle of João Paulo, who stretched, but couldn’t do anything. What a goal! All the same in the village at the end of the first stage!

In the second half, Santos went up in search of victory and saw Banfield lose two players by sending off. First Dátolo, at nine minutes, when he received the second yellow card. Then, defender Tanco fouled Ricardo Goulart in the middle and also received the second yellow card, going to the shower early!

With two more players on the field, Santos had an easier time attacking, but stopped in the excellent defenses of goalkeeper Bologna. In the 42nd minute, in a counterattack from the left, Marcos Leonardo received and crossed in the measure for Ângulo, who tested firmly in the corner, but saw the goalkeeper stretch and catch. Then, in the 44th minute, after a short corner Lucas Braga played for Jhojan, who raised in the area and Velázquez deflected his head, for another defense by Bologna.

Finally, even with a draw, Santos managed to keep the spot for the next phase of the Sudamericana thanks to the score of 3 to 2 in the game between Unión La Calera and Universidad Católica. With 11 points, Peixe was first in the group, with a better goal jump than La Calera, who was in second place.

Source: sportbuzz

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