GIF: Ronaldinho Sent Off After Reacting to Challenge at Club World Cup

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterDecember 21, 2013

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 21:  Ronaldinho of Atletico Mineiro celebrates after scoring their second goal from a free kick during the FIFA Club World Cup 3rd Place Match between Guangzhou Evergrande FC and Atletico Mineiro at the Marrakech Stadium on December 21, 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
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Ronadinho has been attracting attention for his stunning free kicks at the Club World Cup, but the Atletico Mineiro player lost his cool late on against Guangzhou Evergrande during the 3rd/4th place playoff and was red-carded. 

The forward snapped after a spate of rough challenges from the Chinese defence, kicking out from the ground at a defender.

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His blushes were spared, however—10-man Mineiro scored at the death to win the match 3-2.