With the win, Palmeiras completes the FIFA Club World Cup (Feb. 4-11) field, joining UEFA Champions League winner Bayern Munich, African champion Al Ahly of Egypt, Asian champ Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea, Concacaf Champions League winner UANL Tigres, and Qatari host Al-Duhail.
Winning the first all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final since 2006 and 2005 gave Palmeiras its second title in the competition. It won its first in 1999. There were 14 minutes time played in the game that saw Santos coach Cuca ejected for interfering with a Marcos Rocha throw-in.
The New York Times covered the reaction is Sao Paulo
In Brazil, Risk and Reward, Side by Joyous Side
Coronavirus restrictions forced Palmeiras fans to watch from afar as the soccer team played Santos in the Copa Libertadores final. A last-minute win made everyone forget the distance, and the rules.