Santos 2-2 Bragantino: Honours even at the Urbano Caldeira as visitors fight back

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On Sunday, Santos and Bragantino were held to a 2-2 draw at Urbano Caldeira. Both sides arrived fresh from some positive results. Santos were looking to continue their run, following a 2-1 victory against Juventude. Bragantino were able to continue their winning streak after a 4-2 win against Coritiba in their last match. As the table looks today, both teams are on 18 points and sit in 5th and 7th places respectively after 13 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for Santos, when Leo Baptistao gave Santos the lead in the 17th minute. Santos looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a second effort from Leo Baptistao in the 36th minute to establish a 2-0. However, Bragantino just before halftime pull-back thanks to a Hyoran goal to see out the first half 2-1.

Bragantino took the initiative in the second half, when Luan Candido found the net at the 71 minute mark, leaving the final score at 2-2.

Substitutions for Santos included Rwan, Sandry, Angelo and Guilherme Camacho for Leo Baptistao, Jhojan Julio, Bruno Felipe De Oliveira and Vinicius Zanocelo, repectively. Bragantino brought on Alerrandro, Marcos Vinicios, Praxedes, Ramires and Carlos Eduardo for Jan Hurtado, Helinho, Hyoran, Raul and Artur.

There were bookings for Vinicius Zanocelo, Bruno Felipe De Oliveira, Joao Paulo and Ricardo Goulart from Santos, and Raul, Helinho and Praxedes, for Bragantino.

Bragantino and Santos will next play away to Athletico Paranaense and Corinthians respectively.

Technical card:
Santos FC:Joao Paulo, Lucas Braga, Kaiky Melo, Eduardo Bauermann, Lucas Pires, Leo Baptistao (Rwan, min.58), Vinicius Zanocelo (Guilherme Camacho, min.69), Bruno Felipe De Oliveira (Angelo, min.58), Rodrigo Fernandez, Jhojan Julio (Sandry, min.58), Marcos Leonardo and Ricardo Goulart
Red Bull Bragantino:Cleiton, Aderlan, Kevin Lomonaco, Natan, Luan Candido, Artur (Carlos Eduardo, min.90), Hyoran (Praxedes, min.76), Lucas Evangelista, Raul (Ramires, min.90), Helinho (Marcos Vinicios, min.67) and Jan Hurtado (Alerrandro, min.67)
Stadium:Urbano Caldeira
Goals:Leo Baptistao (1-0, min. 17), Leo Baptistao (2-0, min. 36), Hyoran (2-1, min. 45) and Luan Candido (2-2, min. 71)