Coach Jesualdo Ferreira will need to work on the crossings with the Santos squad in the resumption of football, after the end of the new coronavirus pandemic. This, because the Fish, until the beginning of the quarantine, presented only 19% of effectiveness in the item.
Pará hit just four crosses in 2020 (Photo: Ivan Storti / Santos FC)
In total, there were 246 balls raised to the opponent’s area in the 12 matches played (an average of 20.5 per game) and 48 hits (average of four per match), according to notes from “SofaScore”.
Use of the sides
Of all the crosses of Peixe in 2020, 28% left the feet of the flanks. In ten of the 12 games, the pair were formed by Pará and Felipe Jonatan, each of them started 11 times – the left-back records 12 games, but only entered the final minutes of Santos’s 2-1 victory against Defensa y Justicia , in Argentina, for the first round of the Libertadores Group Stage, on March 3.
Regarding assertiveness, the full-backs represent 31% of success in crosses, 15 out of 48 from the club this season. Pará hit four out of 25 attempts, registering a 16% success rate. Felipe Jonatan, on the other hand, had a 22% success in successfully concluding nine of the 40 attempts.
Madson played in a match, against Mirassol, for the tenth round of the Paulista Championship. On the occasion, he made five crosses and hit two, with a positive performance of 40%.
In the last game that Santos played before the pause in Brazilian football, the defeat by 2 to 1 against São Paulo, in Morumbi, by the 11th round of Paulistão, on March 14, the team crossed only four balls in the area with none hit.
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