The South Americans love playing with petrol bombs

A post-match brawl involving players from both Santos and Panarol marred the final of the Copa Libertadores.

Brazilian outfit Santos secured a 2-1 victory in the second leg clash to win the most prestigious club competition in South American football for the first time since the Pele era.

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 the Uruguayans back into the contest.

However, a brawl broke out following the final whistle as Santos celebrated, with both sides trading punches and kicks until police came in to intervene.

“A Santos fan entered the field and provoked us, and¬†Penarol forward Alejandro Martinuccio said. “They have to learn how to celebrate, we had accepted the loss.

A couple of Santos players were hit and stayed on the ground after the fight, but none were seriously injured.

Penarol players later calmed down and came back to receive their runner-up medals.

“They were a worthy opponent, but they don’t know how to lose,” said Santos defender Leo.

by Buford Balony


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