Santos beat Ferroviária on penalties at Arena Fonte Luminosa, in Araraquara (SP). In normal time, the match ended in a 0-0 tie. In penalties, Peixe won the spot in the round of 16 of the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, defeating the home team 5-4.
And in the next phase of the most important competition of the basic categories, Santos will face Fluminense. The confrontation takes place on Sunday (16), at the same Fonte Luminosa Arena, but with a time to be defined at the end of this third phase.
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The first half was a study for both sides. Well placed on the field, Ferroviária and Santos had a duel marked by the defensive strength of both sides. In this way, the attacks failed to create any clear scoring chances and the first 45 minutes ended with 0-0 on the scoreboard.
In the second half, in the first minute, the game changed. After a ball dispute, the referee gave a straight red to Victor Hugo, captain of Ferroviária. With one less from the beginning, the game became, basically, of attack against defense. Despite the extra player, Peixe could not make good use of the advantage on the field and the 0-0 dragged on until the final whistle, leaving the definition of the vacancy for penalties.
At the time of defining the vacancy, Santos was perfect. Without any errors in the first five charges, Peixe had a defense by goalkeeper Diógenes, in the first penalty of Ferroviária, won by 5 to 4 and secured in the round of 16 of the São Paulo Junior Football Cup.
another night game
A little earlier, América-MG suffered, but managed to advance in the São Paulo Junior Football Cup. In the duel against Falcon-SE, the Minas Gerais team drew 1-1 in normal time and ended up winning on penalties, 5-4.