Santos to improvise with long list of absentees
LANCE! suggest that defensive midfielder Ibson will be moved forward into a more attacking creative role, with forward Alan Kardec also a doubt for the game through injury.
Whilst Ganso and Elano remain striken by injury, Neymar is serving a suspension following his dismissal in the week for dissent.
Another option for boss Muricy Ramalho,is to utilise Venezuelan Breitnar, who returned from loan last month. But, given th player's lack of opportunities, it is clear he is not trusted at Vila Belmiro and remains an unlikely pick.