Thursday, 5 August 2010

Copa Kia do Brasil Final 2nd Leg

Vitória 2-1 Santos
Santos wins 3-2 on aggregate

Santos clinched their spot in the 2011 Copa Santander Libertadores after lifting the Copa Kia do Brasil despite a 2-1 defeat at Vitória. After taking a two goal lead last week at the Vila Belmiro, Santos effectively killed the tie off a minute before half time when Edu Dracena beat Julián Viáfara in the Vitória goal. It was Viáfara who got Vitória back in the game 12 minutes after the break when his free kick beat Rafael.

José Junior then gave Vitória a lifeline 13 minutes from time when he put the home side ahead on the night and just a goal behind on aggregate. Santos managed to hold on and claim their first Copa do Brasil title and the golden ticket to the Libertadores. It's also a second title of the year for Santos to go along with their Campeonato Paulista success in May.

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