A promise from Santos, Marcos Leonardo was with the Brazilian Under-18 team for a training period at Granja Comary. On Friday, the forward was brought back into the Pixie squad and trained normally at CT Ray Pele with his teammates.
Who can also play 90 minutes for Santos is striker Diego Tardelli. Although not chosen by Fábio Carille to replace Léo Baptistão in the 3-1 defeat to Atlético-MG, the experienced striker is 100% physically fit and can play a full match. It is also an option to face sports.
Marcos Leonardo, center, walks to CT Rei Pelé Square – Photo: Ivan Storti / Santos FC
Coach Fábio Carille on Saturday will decide which team will start in the Arena de Pernambuco, but Santos must take the field with: Gandry, Vinicius Ballero, Velazquez and Leonardo Wagner; Marcos Guilherme (Madson), Camacho, Sanchez, Vinicius Zanucillo, and Lucas Braga; Marinho and Marcos Leonardo (Diego Tardelli or Raniel).
Santos will also not have main goalkeeper Joao Paulo, suspended for a third yellow card. Leo Baptistao’s problem is an injury to his left calf, which he sustained last Wednesday.
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