Game of the week - 8 April 2011
When Santos hosted Colo-Colo in group five of Copa Libertadores 2011 few people would have expected the game to be as enthralling as the 3-2 win for Colo-Colo in the reverse fixture. If anything Santos' 3-2 win in the return fixture was even more action packed, with five goals, five red cards and a host of other incidents.
Santos cruised into a three-nil half time lead with goals from Elano, Daanilo and another wondergoal from Neymar. The only sour point for them was that Neymar was sent off for a second booking after donning a paper mask of himself during his goal celebration.
The in the 56th minute Ze Eduardo was sent off for Santos and Andrés Scotti was sent off for his part in the ensuing brawl. Colo-Colo bagged two goals in the last few minutes to set up an exciting finale in which the referee also sent off Elano and Cristobal Jorquera meaning the last minute of the game was eight against nine.
Santos held on for the win that kept alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages.
For more great games involving South American teams, check out the rest of the Partidazo series.