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Santos wins first Copa Libertadores since Pele era
AP, June 23rd, 2011 12:32AM

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Second-half goals by Neymar and Danilo gave Brazil's Santos a 2-1 win over Uruguay's Penarol and its first Copa Libertadores title since the Pele era in the 1960s. The first leg last week in Uruguay had ended in a scoreless tie. Penarol's goal came in the 80th on Santos defender Durval's own goal.

The win marked the third time Santos won Latin America's biggest club competition, having won in 1962 and 1963 when a young Pele led the attack.

Neymar opened the scoring in the 47th minute and Danilo made it 2-0 in the 69th. "It's the happiest day of my life. I made history," said the 19-year-old Neymar. "We deserved this title, it's time to celebrate."

"We have to thank these young guys for giving us this title," said Pele as he shed tears of joy on the field after game.

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