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Atletico Mineiro lose Copa Libertadores first leg to Colombian side

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho was in Mineiro's line-up
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Atletico Mineiro's Copa Libertadores defence is on the verge of ending after they lost the first leg of their second round match against Atletico Nacional in the Colombian city of Medellin last night.

The Brazilian side went down to a last-gasp winnerfrom Sherman Cardenas, the Colombian winger setting up Nacional perfectly for the game's return leg next Thursday, May 1st.

Mineiro had arrived to lots of fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their Brazilian superstars but in the end Ronaldinho, Jo and co. could not break down their hosts' defence, meaning that they have worryingly only scored one goal in a competitions in the last 450 minutes of action.

Nacional bossed the possession ststs, enjoying 64% of the ball, whilst also having 11 shots on target compared to their opponents' three.

Atletico Mineiro must now dust themselves down for a Serie A league game at the weekend against Gremio.



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