SAO PAULO (AP) — Two of South America’s most successful soccer teams face off in the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday, with Santos attempting to win its first title since Pele was playing and Penarol trying to revive its dominance of the 1960s and ’80s.
The clubs drew 0-0 in last week’s first leg at Penarol in Uruguay, and Brazil’s Santos heads into the decisive match in front of its fans at Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo.
Santos is set to field Neymar, the 19-year-old who is touted as the future star of Brazil’s national team, and possibly Brazilian teammate Paulo Henrique Ganso, who has recovered from a muscle injury.
Neymar says “we have 90 minutes left. We are going to go after them.”