Copa Libertadores: Santos advance to the semi-finals, 2-1 (agg)


Santos, Brazil’s only hope left after a ruinous Copa Libertadores managed to overcome Once Caldas on aggregate after drawing 1-1 at Vila Belmiro. They won the first leg against the Colombians on the road, 1-0
In the 11th minute Neymar shot them into the lead after a shoddy clearance provided him with a perfect pass. The striker quickly made room and lashed the ball past the goalie. However Once refused to lie down and the home crowd became increasingly nervy.
Their worst fears were realized when Wason Renteria managed to deflect a swerving free kick relayed to him by his team mates. The scores were now level with Santos barely holding on. Neymar had the perfect opportunity to ice the match with a penalty but he missed. The remaining minutes saw no further damage done by either team.

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