Atlético Mineiro and reborn Ronaldinho attain Libertadores glory

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Ronaldinho celebrates after winning the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro on Wednesday night.

Ronaldinho celebrates after winning the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro on Wednesday night.

James Young writes about Brazilian football for The Independent / Independent on Sunday, The New York Times, The Blizzard, and World Soccer, among others. He has lived in Brazil for the last eight years, and is currently at work on a novel about "love, death and football" in the northeast of Brazil. He can be reached on Twitter at @seeadarkness.