Thursday, 29 July 2010

Copa Kia do Brasil Final 1st Leg

Santos 2-0 Vitória

At the Vila Belmiro on Wednesday night Santos put one foot in the 2011 Copa Libertadores after a 2-0 victory over Vitória in the first leg of the Copa Kia do Brasil final. With his loan spell due to expire next week, Santos took the opportunity to field Robinho before either extending his loan or sending him back to Manchester. In an open game, with many chances for both sides the only goal of the half came after 14 minutes from Neymar, who got on the end of Para's cross.

Neymar had a chance to double the Santos lead 17 minutes from time. After being awarded a penalty after being fouled by Wallace, Neymar tried to be clever and loft his penalty into the net but the Vitória keeper didn't move and easily caught the ball. Santos though, managed to get a cushion for the second leg 7 mintues from time when Marquinhos shot found the back of the net.

The second leg takes place next week.

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