Santos 0 – Fortaleza 2: Visitors at Urbano Caldeira secure victory

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Fortaleza EC defeated Santos FC 2-0 on Sunday at Urbano Caldeira. Santos were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 3-0 to Botafogo. Fortaleza were looking to extend their winning run after a 6-0 victory against Red Bull Bragantino. Following this match, Santos are now in 12th place on the table and have 47 points while Fortaleza sit in 8th with 55 points after 38 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Fortaleza continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Thiago Galhardo, 66 minutes in. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Moises Vieira da Veiga, 80 minutes in to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Santos included Vinicius Lourenco, Lucas Henrique Barbosa, Rwan and Tailson for Guilherme Camacho, Gabriel Carabajal, Sandry and Nathan, respectively. Fortaleza brought on Moises Vieira da Veiga, Silvio Romero, Lucas Sasha and Ronald, to replace Romarinho, Thiago Galhardo, Pedro Rocha and Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento.

There were bookings for Rodrigo Fernandez from Santos, and Jose Welison, Titi and Caio Alexandre, for Fortaleza.

Technical card:
Santos FC:Joao Paulo, Nathan (Tailson, min.84), Maicon, Luiz Felipe, Lucas Pires, Angelo, Sandry (Rwan, min.77), Guilherme Camacho (Vinicius Lourenco, min.66), Rodrigo Fernandez, Gabriel Carabajal (Lucas Henrique Barbosa, min.77) and Marcos Leonardo
Fortaleza EC:Fernando Miguel, Tinga, Emanuel Britez, Titi, Juninho Capixaba, Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento (Ronald, min.90), Caio Alexandre, Jose Welison, Romarinho (Moises Vieira da Veiga, min.73), Pedro Rocha (Lucas Sasha, min.80) and Thiago Galhardo (Silvio Romero, min.79)
Stadium:Urbano Caldeira
Goals:Thiago Galhardo (0-1, min. 66) and Moises Vieira da Veiga (0-2, min. 80)