Ronaldinho Shows Us He Is Still Brilliant with Free Kick Against Botafogo

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2013

Atletico Mineiro are enjoying an impressive season, having won their 42nd Campeonato Mineiro in May and their first ever Copa Libertadores at the end of July.

In the Campeonato Brasileiro, however, the Belo Horizonte side languishing in mid-table, having sacrificed their performances in a number of league games to focus on the Copa Libertadores. 

On Wednesday evening, Ronaldinho reminded us all that he is still a world-class virtuoso during Atletico-MG's Brasileiro tie with title contenders Botafogo, by curling in a vintage free kick equaliser in the 29th minute. 

Botafogo fought back and took the lead once again in the second half, but Galo equalised once more in injury time. 

A few thousand miles further north in Miami, meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo also put away a superb free kick in Real Madrid's 3-1 International Champions Cup Final over Chelsea.

CR7—who scored again later in the match—celebrated the dead-ball effort by turning in the direction of former coach Jose Mourinho and pointing to himself. 

Perhaps the tricky Portuguese star was still smarting from Mourinho's comments earlier in the week, where he spoke his days at Barcelona working with "the real" Ronaldothe Brazilian one. Saucer of milk for The Special One!

So, which Tuesday night free kick was better? Ronaldo's Mou-bater or Ronaldinho's career reviver? Vote below and leave us a comment.

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