Santos and Penarol have a great ‘Kick ‘n’ Retreat’ battle at Copa Libertadores final
If YouTube has taught us anything about South America, it’s that barely a second goes by in one of their football games without a mass brawl breaking out. Not only that, it’s shown us the classic ‘Kick ‘n’ Retreat’ is the preferred method of attack.
Here’s a great example of the art in a fight between Santos and Penarol after the former won the Copa Libertadores 2-1 last night. Soon-to-be Real Madrid striker Neymar bagged one and Danilo scored the other before Penarol pulled one back with ten minutes to go.
Apparently, Penarol took umbrage to Santos’s exuberant celebrations – it makes Rio Ferdinand v Mario Balotelli look like the piffling thing it was…