By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santos and Palmeiras FCs met on Wednesday, November 25th in the first of their two face-offs in the final of the Copa do Brasil. Playing at home at Vila Belmiro Santos won 1-0 over their rivals from São Paulo. As well lifting the Copa do Brasil, the winning team stand to gain a place in the Copa Libertadores da América, or Libertadores Cup, an international championship in Latin America.
Tensions ran high throughout the game. In total there were 41 fouls and Santos narrowly missed conceding . . .