Ceará 2 – Santos 1: Visitors to Estadio Castelao leave with nothing

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Ceará banked all three points against the Santos FC in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, at Estadio Castelao. Ceará were aiming to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Flamengo while Santos had lost their previous match against Goiás EC. Ceará are now in 12th place, with 31 points from 26 matches, while Santos sit in 10th, with 34 points from 26.

Ceará found the net first, when Guilherme Castilho gave them the lead early in the first half. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Ze Roberto, at 30 minutes, ending the first half 2-0.

Santos took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Marcos Leonardo, 57 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Ceará included Michel, Fernando Sobral, Jhon Vasquez, Dentinho and Geovane for Nino Paraiba, Guilherme Castilho, Richardson, Ze Roberto and Richard, respectively. Santos brought on Nathan, Luan, Lucas Pires, Bruno Felipe De Oliveira and Diogenes, to replace Madson, Gabriel Carabajal, Vinicius Zanocelo, Felipe Jonatan and Lucas Braga.

There were bookings for Nino Paraiba, Richardson, Richard and Bruno Pacheco from Ceará. For Santos, Eduardo Bauermann, Lucas Pires and Guilherme Camacho saw yellow.

Ceará will next play São Paulo at home, with Santos facing Palmeiras away.

Technical card:
Ceará:Joao Ricardo, Nino Paraiba (Michel, min.46), Messias, Gabriel Lacerda, Bruno Pacheco, Vinicius Lima, Richard (Geovane, min.80), Richardson (Jhon Vasquez, min.70), Guilherme Castilho (Fernando Sobral, min.70), Stiven Mendoza and Ze Roberto (Dentinho, min.80)
Santos FC:Joao Paulo, Madson (Nathan, min.46), Eduardo Bauermann, Maicon, Felipe Jonatan (Bruno Felipe De Oliveira, min.76), Guilherme Camacho, Gabriel Carabajal (Luan, min.46), Vinicius Zanocelo (Lucas Pires, min.46), Yeferson Soteldo, Marcos Leonardo and Lucas Braga (Diogenes, min.86)
Stadium:Estadio Castelao
Goals:Guilherme Castilho (1-0, min. 6), Ze Roberto (2-0, min. 30) and Marcos Leonardo (2-1, min. 57)