Ronaldinho gets sensational assist in semi-final victory

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Ronaldinho was the star of the show once again as Atletico Mineiro secured a place in the Copa Libertadores final.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg against Newell’s Old Boys, Galo needed a good start if there was any hope of getting back in to the tie – step forward Ronaldinho.

The former World Player of the Year is a man for the big occasion and he showed it once more with a sensational through ball for rising Brazil star Bernard to slot home.

Ronaldinho’s pass was timed perfectly, weighted perfectly and placed perfectly – it was so good that Bernard didn’t need to break stride or control the ball before putting it away.

Newell’s did well to recover from the early setback but they still had a lead to defend, and defend it they did.

Atletico Mineiro had to wait until a few minutes before the final whistle before breaching the resolute Argentine rearguard and it was a goal worthy of it.

Guilherme picked up a the ball about 25 yards out following a poor clearance and fired a stinging low shot inside the near post to level the tie.

Penalties were needed and it was again Ronaldinho that kept his head at the crucial moment – slotting home his penalty after four straight misses.

Former Liverpool man Maxi Rodriguez’s penalty was then saved and Atletico Mineiro booked a place in the final against Olimpia of Paraguay next week.

Watch Ronaldinho’s sensational assist and the rest of the highlights from Atletico Mineiro’s Copa Libertadores victory over Newell’ Old Boys below…

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