Neymar, whose former team, Al-Hilal, was relegated, sent a heartfelt letter to Santos afterwards.

Following his old team's first-ever relegation from the Brazilian Serie A, Neymar wrote a supportive message on social media for Santos. 

Vasco da Gama defeated Red Bull Bragantino to surpass Santos and seal the fate of Neymar's former team 

The Sao Paulo team was defeated 2-1 by Fortaleza. 

If Bahia or Vasco had lost to Atletico, or if Santos had triumphed, the team would have avoided going down to Serie B. 

The Brazilian club's academy graduate Rodrygo, who rose through the ranks at Real Madrid before departing in 2019, wrote his essay alongside Neymar. 

This is the first time Santos have ever been relegated from the top-flight in their history. 

Their demise is one of the more eye-opening outcomes of a chaotic Serie A campaign.  

At the other end, Botafogo surrendered an incredible 13-point lead at the top of the table to end up losing the title to Palmeiras. 

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