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Mass brawl mars Santos' Copa Libertadores victory as Pelé watches on

The Brazilian side beat Penarol 2-1 to claim the trophy for the first time since the 1960s.

SANTOS DEFEATED PENAROL 2-1 to claim their first continental trophy since Pelé’s era in the 1960s, in a game that was tarnished by onfield fighting following the final whistle.

Chelsea and Man City target Neymar opened the scoring, before Danilo got a second for the Brazilian side.

Penarol hit back through a late own goal by Durval, however it proved to only be a consolation, as the Brazilian side held out for victory.

Pelé, who watched the game from the stands, was delighted with Santos’ performance, saying: “We have to thank these young guys for giving us this title.”

Goalscorer Neymar, meanwhile, described the occasion as “the happiest day of my life”.   

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