Dirty Tackle

‘Everyone said I was finished — speak now!’ says Ronaldinho after winning Copa Libertadores

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

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Atletico-MG came back from a 2-0 first-leg deficit in their Copa Libertadores final against Olimpia, scoring twice in the second half of the second leg and eventually winning on penalties. It is the club's first Libertadores title and it's also the first for Ronaldinho, who was as defiant as he was overjoyed after the decisive shootout.

From Reuters:

"It was the title I was missing. I came back to Brazil for this. Everyone said I was finished, let them talk now," Atletico's talismanic playmaker Ronaldinho told reporters on the pitch, who had been due to take his team's fifth penalty if necessary.

At 33 years old, Ronaldinho has now won La Liga (twice), the Champions League, Serie A, Copa America, the Confederations Cup, the World Cup, the Ballon d'Or and Copa Libertadores. It's a collection of titles and awards that's worth rubbing in his critics' faces, but it's not exactly complete. After all, he still hasn't won League Two. Or the Club World Cup.

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