By Chris Wright
After a dour, goalless first leg in Uruguay, a goal apiece from Neymar and Danilo was enough to bag Santos their first Copa Libertadores title since Pele was in the side last night – with an own-goal providing Penarol with an 80th-minute consolation.
The post-game celebrations were marred by an almighty brawl which broke out when several Penarol players took umbrage at Santos’ lairy celebrations and the fact that a supporter of Brazilian side ran onto the pitch to ‘provoke’ the flare-up.
Possibly interesting little sideline to night’s events. Shortly after the game, MARCA reported that Real Madrid had beaten Chelsea et al to the punch vis-a-vis Neymar after agreeing a whopping six-year contract with the young whippersnapper ahead of a €45 million move.
Could be complete codswallop mind.
Neymar opens the scoring for Santos in the 47th minute…
…and celebrates accordingly
Santos’ Ze Eduardo takes evasive action to keep the ball from Octavio Rodriguez
Danilo puts Santos two goals up…
…then celebrates with teammate Eduardo Abonizio
Penarol’s Jonathan Urretaviscaya lies distraught on the turf after the final whistle
A brawl breaks out after the final whistle