Avai 1-0 Santos: Visitors fail to reel-in Avai as struggles continue

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Avai snatched all three points from Santos FC in a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday, at Estadio da Ressacada. Avai were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Red Bull Bragantino. Santos, on the other hand, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 1-0 victory against Atlético Goianense. As it stands, Avai are in 11th place, with 21 points from 17 matches, while Santos sit in 9th, with 22 points from 17.

Avai started strongly in the first half, when Bissoli gave Avai the lead in the 10th minute, to take a 1-0 lead into half time. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 1-0 at full time.

Substitutions for Avai included Jean Pyerre, Jean Cleber, Rodrigo, Lucas Ventura and Marcinho for Eduardo Biasi, Bruno Silva, Kevin, Raniele and Bissoli, repectively. Santos brought on Angelo, Bruno Felipe De Oliveira, Rwan and Lucas Henrique Barbosa, to replace Leo Baptistao, Carlos Sanchez, Madson and Vinicius Zanocelo.

There were bookings for Bruno Silva, Bruno Cortez, Eduardo Biasi, Raniele and Bissoli from Avai. For Santos, Marcos Leonardo, Leo Baptistao and Eduardo Bauermann saw yellow.

Avai will next play Ceará away, with Santos facing Botafogo at home.

Technical card:
Avai:Vladimir, Kevin (Rodrigo, min.87), Bressan, Rafael Vaz, Bruno Cortez, William Pottker, Bruno Silva (Jean Cleber, min.73), Raniele (Lucas Ventura, min.87), Eduardo Biasi (Jean Pyerre, min.73), Renato and Bissoli (Marcinho, min.90)
Santos FC:Joao Paulo, Madson (Rwan, min.80), Eduardo Bauermann, Luiz Felipe, Felipe Jonatan, Leo Baptistao (Angelo, min.68), Guilherme Camacho, Vinicius Zanocelo (Lucas Henrique Barbosa, min.80), Carlos Sanchez (Bruno Felipe De Oliveira, min.68), Lucas Braga and Marcos Leonardo
Stadium:Estadio da Ressacada
Goals:Bissoli (1-0, min. 10)