Ronaldinho sets up Atletico Mineiro win over Sao Paulo

Atletico coach Cuca lavished praise on Ronaldinho, who returned to Brazil's national team for the first time since February last year in the Selecao's 1-2 defeat to England at Wembley Stadium earlier this month.

updated: February 14, 2013 16:56 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho set up both his team's goals as Atletico Mineiro opened their 2013 Copa Libertadores campaign with a 2-1 victory over Brazilian rivals Sao Paulo.

Playing in South America's leading club competition for the first time in 13 years, Atletico dominated the first half at their Estadio Independencia in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

The first goal came when an unmarked Ronaldinho pounced on a long throw-in before crossing for former Manchester City striker Jo, whose first-time finish left goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni with no chance.

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