Couldn't be blamed for Penarol's goal due to a cruel deflection. Otherwise, was rarely called into action but did the little he had to do with confidence.
Gave the ball away needlessly during the first 45 minutes, but produced one crucial last-ditch tackle to deny Martinuccio a clean strike on goal in the second before cutting inside Dario Rodriguez and impressively burying the ball in the bottom corner of the Penarol net to make it 2-0.
Good sliding interception to deny Olivera early on. The 30-year-old was dominant in the air throughout and was unlucky to deflect Estoyanoff's cross into his own goal.
Not as impressive as his centre-back partner, but a decent display. No doubt Santos looked more resolute with their captain back than they did during his suspension in Montevideo.
Got forward relentlessly during the first half and his efforts were almost rewarded when the ball fell kindly for him in the box, only for his disappointing finish, albeit with his weaker right foot, to go narrowly wide. Very comfortable on the ball throughout and his pinpoint passing gave Santos' midfielders more time on the ball. Lasted 67 minutes on his return to action.
Ran all night but his distribution was often poor. Did square the ball to Danilo en route to the latter's goal.
Put himself about but made a couple of wayward passes in the first half. However, began the second by embarking on a superb charge through the heart of the Penarol team and releasing Neymar, who put Santos ahead. His alertness and pace almost earned Corujo a red card and set up a second for Santos, but Ze Eduardo failed to capitalise. His energy was infectious.
Worked tirelessly all evening and although slipped by Martinuccio early on, frustrated the Penarol danger man on several occasions thereafter.
Failed to have his usual influence of the game on his return from injury, but did provide two superb first-half passes and a sumptuous flick that helped set up Neymar's opening goal. Missed a late sitter before his late withdrawal.
The 19-year-old was quiet by his personal standards during the first half, though his genius did flicker on a few occasions. It then shone non-stop during a second half in which the Brazil forward probably added a few millions on to his transfer value. Scored the first with a fine finish, played a neat pass to help set up the second, created a gilt-edged chance for Ganso and terrorised Penarol with his skill, pace and movement. Outstanding performance.
Came into the game off-form and under pressure, but impressed all night with his exceptional work-rate and clever movement. Won balls he had no right to win, though missed one gilt-edged opportunity with his head late on.
Could perhaps have done better when beaten at his near post by Neymar's goal, but made some good saves and had no chance with Danilo's strike.
Had no answer to the trickery and speed of Neymar. A night to forget for the 27-year-old.
Ze Eduardo got in behind him on a couple of occasions, while Danilo eased past him for Santos' second goal. His age showed against the young Brazilians.
Valdez bailed him out twice in the first half and he conceded a free-kick in a dangerous position for a foul on Neymar, who was just too quick for him. Gonzalez was booked for that challenge and consequently substituted on 37 minutes.
Important sliding challenge on Neymar early on, but the 19-year-old did get the better of him on a few occasions thereafter. Never gave up, though, on a night when he was Penarol's best defender.
Got caught out in a dangerous possession when trying to play a nutmeg. Got away with that and what should have been a red card for a reckless high tackle on Arouca.
One excellent piece of play in the first half almost sent Martinuccio through on goal, but was a passenger thereafter as the Santos midfield took complete control. Lashed out in frustration at Ganso at half-time.
Failed to win enough tackles or contribute to Penarol's counter-attacks, and was duly withdrawn on 62 minutes.
Made a good tackle of Ganso in first half, but was passed by Arouca for the goal and struggled to keep pace with Santos' fleet-footed midfielders.
Easily Penarol's most lively attacking player. Always demanded the ball and did try to make things happen with his quick feet. Faded after the interval.
Failed to impose himself on the game. Was a virtual bystander.
- 12 F. Carini
Came on late in the first half and almost created an opportunity with a sharp second-half turn. That was about the only positive thing he did, mind.
- 8 A. Pacheco
Came on and made an instant impact, breaking forward and delivering a cross which Durval turned into his own net. Needed longer.
Came on on 62 minutes but failed to trouble the Santos defence.
- 9 D. Alonso