Though Ronaldinho hasn't been paid in months, a new deal has been reached to ensure he gets what he's owed, he's still training with Flamengo and still focused on getting results for the club. And as Flamengo head into the second leg of their Copa Libertadores tie trailing Real Potosi (who share a ground with Nacional Potosi, of recent scorpion kick fame) 2-1, Ronaldinho was uncharacteristically serious in training on Tuesday.
After successfully executing a nice little bicycle kick in training from a few inches in front of goal, Ronaldinho is quick to silence his impressed teammates by sternly repeating that it was "normal, normal, normal." Sure, it was only a bicycle kick from very short range during training -- nothing special for a guy who was scoring from behind the goal during training this time last year -- but it's still worth a bit of applause from those of us who aren't Ronaldinho.
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