Santos finally won the Brazilian Championship. On Monday night (18), Peixe ignored Bahia’s field command and beat Tricolor de Aço 2-1, coming from behind, at Arena Fonte Nova. In extra time, Furch scored the winning goal and drove the Santos fans crazy.
On social media, black and white fans celebrated the club’s victory, which had come from three consecutive defeats in the Brasileirão. Hero of the night, Furch was the most celebrated among the Santos fans, who praised his decision-making power and ‘declared’ themselves to the Argentine striker.
2 goals, 2 miracles from Furch, he is MONSTRUOUS!
— (@desistodosantos) September 19, 2023
I LOVE YOU EL EMPERADOR I LOVE YOU
— Mermaid (@_santiagoo18) September 19, 2023
I LOVE YOU FURCH UNDERSTAND I LOVE YOU
— fidu ramos (@fiiliperamos) September 19, 2023
I LOVE FURCH!!!!!!!
— ı̣ʌɐꓷ (@DaviSantosMont2) September 19, 2023
Santos’ situation in the Brasileirão
With the victory at Fonte Nova, Santos reached 24 points and remained in 17th place in the Brazilian Championship. Peixe closed the gap to one point in relation to Goiás, the first team outside the relegation zone. In 24 rounds played so far, Alvinegro had six wins, six draws and 12 defeats.
Bahia, in turn, pays a very high price for this defeat at home. The Tricolor de Aço parked at 25 points, remains in 15th place and now sees Santos and Vasco, both in the relegation zone, getting closer in the league table.
Who will be Santos’ new coach?
Last Friday (15), Diego Aguirre was fired by Santos. The Uruguayan coach couldn’t handle the pressure after the crushing defeat to Cruzeiro and ended up leaving his position. Since then, the Peixe board, led by Technical Coordinator Alexandre Gallo, has been mapping the market in search of a new commander for the black and white team.
According to Lance!, the preferred name of the Santos leadership at the moment is Fábio Carille, currently at V-Varen Nagazaki, in Japan. The coach has a contract until the end of 2024 with the Asian club and the professional’s termination fine represents wages until the end of the commitment to the Japanese. It is worth remembering that Carille coached Santos from September 2021 to February 2022. In total, he led the team in 27 matches, with nine wins, 10 draws and eight defeats (45.6% success rate).
Santos’ next games
- Santos x Vasco – Brazilian Championship – Vila Belmiro – Sunday (01/10), at 4pm (Brasília time);
- Palmeiras x Santos – Brazilian Championship – Allianz Parque – Sunday (08/10), at 4pm (Brasília time);
- Santos x Red Bull Bragantino – Brazilian Championship – Vila Belmiro – Thursday (10/19), at 8pm (Brasília time)