Atletico beat Guangzhou to finish 3rd at Club WCup
Atletico Mineiro scored moments after Ronaldinho’s sending off
to rebound from a surprising semifinal loss and beat Guangzhou
Evergrande 3-2 to finish third at the Club World Cup on
Substitute Luan scored the winning goal on the stroke of
stoppage time, two minutes after Ronaldinho was red-carded for an
ugly two-legged stamp.
Ronaldinho curled home a free kick from 20 meters (yards) for
his second goal of the continental champions’ tournament just
before the break.
Muriqui canceled out Diego Tardelli’s early opener before the
Chinese champions took the lead over the Brazilian side from Dario
Conca’s 15th-minute penalty.
The match was coach Cuca’s last in charge of Copa Libertadores
champion Atletico, which lost to Raja Casablanca in the
Later Saturday, Raja played heavy favorite Bayern Munich in the