Ronaldo returned to score for the Corinthians in their 1-1 tie with cross-town rivals Sao Paulo in the Brazilian championship.
Ronaldo scored his team's only goal in the 20th minute as he knocked in taking advantage of Sao Paulo's defensive collapse. The striker proved that he is back and ready to play after recovering from hand surgery and liposuction.
Sao Paulo tied the match in the 70th minute when Hernanes passed the ball off to a cutting Washington. In front of the goal, Washington sized up Corinthians' star goalie, Felipe, and sent the ball into the right side of the net.
Sao Paulo dropped to third place with 45 points. Corinthians actually improved as a result of Sunday's tie, landing in eighth place with 38 points.
(Xinhua News Agency September 28, 2009)