He did it in his first match back from injury last week and now he's done it again — Ronaldinho scored a brilliant free kick to in the second half Atletico-MG's Club World Cup semifinal against Raja Casablanca in Morocco. The local side took a surprise 1-0 lead in the 51st minute, but Ronaldinho worked his magic to equalize 12 minutes later.
He pinged his free kick off the far post, freezing the goalkeeper and bringing joy to the large Atletico-MG contingent that made the trip for the tournament. It was short lived, though, as Raja regained the lead in the 84th minute from the penalty spot and scored again in added time to make it 3-1.
After the match, the Raja players were so enamored with Ronaldinho and desperate for souvenirs from him that they took his boots right off his feet. Being the amiable guy that he is, he just stood there and let them.
Raja Casablanca, who only qualified for the tournament as the host nation's domestic league champion, will now face Bayern Munich in the final. Bayern will have the talent, but Raja will have the support.
"What just happened?"
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