Ronaldo Scores As Corinthians Draw With Sao Paulo
Ronaldo scored his first goal since breaking his hand more than two months ago to give Corinthians a 1-1 draw in the Paulista derby against rivals Sao Paulo at the Morumbi stadium on Sunday.
The former World Player of the Year took advantage of a lapse of concentration in the Sao Paulo defence to put Corinthians ahead in the 20th minute. However, substitute Washington earned Sao Paulo a point in the 70th minute with a firmly struck shot. Washington was sent off in second half injury-time after a second bookable offence.
During the game Ronaldo looked as dangerous as ever, but it was evident that he still wasn’t at full fitness. He was substituted in the 77th minute. The match also marked the debut of Argentine prodigy Matias Defederico who joined Corinthians from Huracan. But the attacking midfielder made little impact.