Sao Paulo draw 0-0 with Santos

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Sao Paulo secured the Campeonato Paulista title on Sunday after a 0-0 draw at arch-rivals Santos.

Sao Paulo draw 0-0 with Santos
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Santos City, Brazil:

Sao Paulo secured the Campeonato Paulista title on Sunday after a 0-0 draw at arch-rivals Santos. The result left them nine points clear of closest rivals Santos and Corinthians with just two matches remaining. After their shock 2-1 defeat against Portuguesa on Thursday, Sunday's trip to old rivals Santos provided Sao Paulo with another opportunity to clinch the Campeonato Paulista. This was always going to be a high-tension game, but that one act immediately surrendered the initiative to Sao Paulo. Grafite was a constant threat to the Santos goal. Plenty of chances came his - and Sao Paulo's way - yet it remained goalless at the interval. More of the same after the interval - with the addition of Rogerio Ceni's fearsome free-kicks to the arsenal as the minutes ticked away. Despite the fact that the title was ever-inching in their direction, that wasn't good enough for Grafite. His over-exuberance earned him a deserved red card in the dying moments of the match for a horrible challenge on Avalos. Off he went - to miss out on the celebrations that shortly followed as the final whistle went, securing a 0-0 draw - and the Paulista title.

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