Santos’s away form for most of 2013 made for dismal reading (and watching). Even with a new year on the calendar and a new coach in the dugout, that inability to play well away from the Vila Belmiro has continued. The away record in the 2014 Paulistao reads 2-2-1, with four goals for and six against. At least, that was before Thursday. It took 45 minutes for Santos to get rid of the hangover from the Carnaval celebrations against Mogi Mirim, but once they did, the road to victory emerged from the fog. The 5x2 win was enough for the goal difference to just about change from red into black. It also confirmed Santos’s place in the knockout rounds.