Ronaldinho involved in brutal Mexican punch-up

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Ronaldinho has always been pretty relaxed on the pitch, as he proves here when he attempts to defuse a pretty ugly scenario during Queretaro FC's 2-1 defeat against Chiapas.

The chilled out Brazilian entertainer leapt to the defence of his teammate Willian after the midfielder got himself involved in a nasty punch-up.

Willian was the guilty party, receiving a red card for a brutal tackle of a counter-attacking opponent before slapping a different rival player with a stupid punch.

You can see the whole incident in the video below, and you'll notice Ronaldinho looking to shield Willian away from a clearly furious group of Chiapas players.

The tackle from Willian is a disgusting one, Chiapas are on the counter attack and streaking forward but the midfielder cynically chops down his opponent with a horrendous tackle from behind.

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Career in Mexico

Ronaldinho, 34, is currently on his seventh club and his first in Mexico. After a successful stint with Atletico Mineiro, during which he won the club's first ever Copa Libertadores title, he decided to leave for a fresh challenge.

He left the club this summer, and had offers from England and the newly formed Indian Super League but instead opted to sign a two-year deal with Queretaro.

On his debut he missed a penalty.

Here's the clip...

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