Robinho stunner sinks São Paulo

February 7, 2010 at 20:50 2 comments

Robinho makes a stunning return

Robinho made a dream return to Santos scoring a spectacular winning goal in the 2-1 victory against São Paulo.

Signed by Santos for six months from Manchester City, Robinho came on in the 56th minute when the score stood 1-1 in the Arena Barueri. The number seven struggled to make the initial impact he wanted but still created a couple of half chances. That all changed on the 85th minute. Wesley broke down the right and sent in a curling ball to Robinho who flicked it past the onrushing Rogério Ceni for a truly sublime finish.

Neymar had given Santos the lead with a penalty in the first-half. The teenager turned 18 on Friday but was not intimidated by the words Ceni had to say to him before the spot kick. Neymar cheekily used a ‘stutter-kick’ (still allowed in Brazil), which left Ceni sprawling on the turf before Neymar cheekily sent the ball in the opposite direction.

Roger came off the bench to score a very well-taken headed goal with his first touch for São Paulo. But the headlines, not surprisingly, will be all about the returning hero, Robinho. The win put Santos back top. See the highlights here   

On Saturday, Corinthians breezed past Sertãozinho 4-0 in the Pacaembu. Chicão, Jorge Henrique, Marcelo Mattos and Edno proved that the Musketeers have enough fire-power in their ranks even without the injured Ronaldo.  See the goals

Palmeiras almost squandered a two-goal lead away to Bragantino. Cleiton Xavier and Robert struck first. Diego Macedo and Juninho Quixadá then brought the score level. But the winner came from forward Lenny making a return to the first team after almost eight months of injury.

Botafogo continued their good run with a 3-0 home win over Mogi Mirim and moved to second. Ponte Preta went third following a 2-1 victory versus Portuguesa.

See the rest of the Campeonato Paulista round 7 results and the table here


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Raed  |  February 17, 2010 at 17:58

    Dear Pitaco,

    Do you think Robinho will ever be a top 5 player in the world and be back to Europe?


    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 19, 2010 at 10:06

      he scored twice last night and showed some deft touches. but it’s a bit easier in the Paulista than the Premier League. Robinho’s skill has never been questioned. his application and attitude are the problems. if he can improve these areas (starting to sound like a school report), there’s no reason why he can’t be in the top five


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