Brazil striker Ricardo Oliveira hands Santos 22nd state title
Brazil international striker Ricardo Oliveira ended his goal drought to hand Santos their 22nd Sao Paulo state championship title.
Oliveira struck with a cool finish just before halftime as hosts Santos defeated Audax 1-0 in the second leg of their final against Audax at the Vila Belmiro stadium on Sunday, reports Xinhua.
The result gave Santos a 2-1 aggregate victory after the 1-1 draw in last week's first leg. Oliveira's goal - the 36-year-old's seventh from 15 matches in 2016 - was his first since early March.
Elsewhere, Vasco da Gama won their 24th Rio de Janeiro state title when a 1-1 draw with Botafogo on Sunday gave them a 2-1 aggregate victory. Leandrinho put Botafogo ahead just after halftime with a neat header before Rafael Vaz nodded in an equaliser.
Brazil's Serie A season - the country's top domestic league - begins next weekend.