As expected, Santos progressed to the next round of the Copa do Brasil after seeing off Mixto by a 3x0 scoreline at the Vila Belmiro. It was far from straight forward, though. A goalless first half where the team was all brawn with brains brought up fears that a repeat of Sunday’s debacle would have been possible. However, with the entry of Lucas Lima in the second half, the much needed guile integrated itself into Santos’s play. First Arouca opened the scoring before Gabriel scored a brace to seal the win. Lucas was the axis on which it hinged.