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The Brazilian starlet was highly critical of the Peruvian club's excessive amount of hard challenges and noted he could have been seriously hurt

Santos forward Neymar has launched a scathing attack on Peruvian club Juan Aurich following his side's 2-0 victory in the Copa Libertadores on Thursday.

The 20-year-old was one of many Santos players who were on the receiving end of a number of tough challenges, with the referee showing only two yellow cards to the Peruvians.

"This match looked more like UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] than football," Neymar told reporters after the game.

"Juan Aurich hit their opponents a lot and they only defend. I am feeling worse now than Wednesday [when he twisted his ankle in training].

"If I had not jumped over my opponents five times, I would certainly be in the hospital."

Santos are at the top of their Copa Libertadores group, with nine points from four matches.