With this mazy run through the opposing defense, 32-year-old Ronaldinho not only shed defenders but also Father Time. Traversing half the field, the two-time FIFA Player Of The Year duped and feinted the opposition into submission before cooly slotting a shot just inside the far post.
While this goal will certainly appeal to fans of Ronaldinho's in Spain, Italy and around the world, that it came in one of the fierest rivalries in Brazil makes it all the more special to fans of Atletico. In a game marred by red cards and rowdy fans, per World Of Sport, Ronnie provided a fleeting glimmer of his old class.
This brilliant solo effort lifted Atletico Mineiro ahead, 2-1, in the second half but Cruzeiro would later equalize.
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Although Ronnie can't be counted on to conjure such magic on a weekly basis, he has helped his new club reach the top of the league table in Brazil's top flight.
[H/T 101 Great Goals]