Robinho scores twice for Santos

Robinho scored a pair of goals in Santos’ 6-3 routing of Bragantino

in the Sao Paulo state championship Thursday.

It was Robinho’s third match since returning to Brazilian

football on loan from Manchester City. He scored in his debut

against Sao Paulo on Feb. 7, and last Sunday he was held scoreless

against Rio Claro.

Robinho struck from close range in the 28th minute Thursday

and added his second goal with a remarkable lob over Bragantino’s

goalkeeper in the 58th.

The victory at Vila Belmiro stadium kept Santos in the lead

of the Sao Paulo tournament, four points ahead of Botafogo,

Corinthians and Santo Andre. The top four clubs will advance to the

semifinals in April.