8-man Santos wins Sao Paulo state title despite Santo Andre loss

Santos 2* – Santo Andre 3 (Agg. 5-5) (Campeonato Paulista final second-leg, April 25, 2010) Striker Nunes rattled Santos by putting Santo Andre ahead in the opening minute but Neymar equalised five minutes later from captain Robinho’s pass. The teams were reduced to 10 men each when former Brazil fullback Leo and Nunes fought and were both shown the red card with 24 minutes on the clock. Marquinhos of Santos was also shown a straight red in the 37th minute for a tackle from behind on fellow midfielder Branquinho. Santo Andre soon took advantage with Branquinho netting their third goal two minutes before the interval. Roberto Brum left Santos with eight men when he was dismissed for a foul on Romulo but the closest Santo Andre came to a winner was when Rodriguinho hit the bar in the last minute.

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