Video: Casablanca players ask for Ronaldhino's boots

Posted by Chris Wright

Atletico Mineiro conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes to lose 3-1 to Raja Casablanca in the semifinals of the Club World Cup on Wednesday night, though it was the Brazilian side's veteran flairmonger Ronaldinho who provided the goal of the night -- clipping a delicious 25-yard free-kick around the Raja wall and inside the far post to level the score at 1 with an hour played.

Indeed, Ronaldinho's goal was so impressive that several Raja players mobbed him after the final whistle and, amid a flurry of awkwardly intense hugs, attempted to relieve Senhor de Assis Moreira of the boots he used to score along with his sweaty headband, as the besotted Moroccan players sought souvenirs with which to prove to future grandchildren that they once played opposite (and beat!) the former two-time FIFA World Player of the Year.

As for Raja's Club World Cup campaign, the Moroccan league champions will now face Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Bayern Munich in the final on home turf in Marrakesh on Saturday.

Good luck with that!


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