Corinthians and Ronaldo on Sunday play against Santos in the Paulista
And for both it's another milestone on a difficult path to get back on
the top. While Corinthians was relegated from the Brazilian Serie A in
2007, and had to fight for promotion last year, Ronaldo at the same time
has been fighting his own personal battle against serious injuries.
So far Ronaldo's comeback to football at Corinthians has been a great
success. The striker has managed to net six goals in nine matches for
his new club,and hopes to add further to that tally,when he plays at
Vila Belmiro in Santos in the first leg of the final.
At the same time it also provides the opportunity for Ronaldo to win his
first trophy since claiming the Spanish league title with Real madrid
back in 2003. In 2007 Ronaldo left Real Madrid four months before the
club won the Spanish championship. And in Milan he could not play a part
in the clubs Champions League triumph as he had turned out for Real in
the same tournament that season.
Corinthians has lost three and drawed once in the last four away games
against Santos, who won the state schampionship in 2006 and 2007, while
the last triumph for Corinthians go back to 2003.