Santos kings of South America
Brazilian giants take Copa Libertadores title
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: June 23, 2011 9:31am
Neymar: Santos star celebrates goal in final of Copa Libertadores
Brazilian giants Santos captured the Copa Libertadores for the first time since Pele played for the club as they beat Uruguayan outfit Penarol 2-1.
And the victory was inspired by Neymar, the man labelled the 'New Pele', as he scored the opening goal.
However, the game was marred by a mass brawl after the match between the two sets of players.
Santos won 2-1 on aggregate after the first leg had ended scoreless in Montevideo.
Neymar put Santos ahead in the 47th minute and Danilo made it 2-0 in the 69th before an own goal in the 80th brought Penarol back into the contest.
A brawl erupted after the final whistle as Santos celebrated, with Penarol players going after the Brazilians and both sides exchanging punches and kicks until police came in to intervene.
"It's the happiest day of my life, I made history," Neymar said.
"We deserved this title, it's time to celebrate."