Ronaldinho booted out of Club World Cup!

 Casablanca players help themselves to a souvenir after beating Atletico Mineiro

Fresh after being knocked out of the FIFA Club World Cup, Ronaldinho probably wanted to get back to Atletico Mineiro’s changing room’s as quick as possible to get over a shock defeat.

But he was made to stay on the pitch as he greeted Raja Casablanca players, who were idolising him, and even had to give them his Nike boots!

The Moroccan side continued their dream run at home with a 3-1 win, denying the Brazilian – who scored a wonderful free-kick –¬† a chance to win the competition for the first time, having reached the final with Barcelona in 2006

 

Souvenir: Raja Casablanca players crowd round Ronaldinho to get his boots
Souvenir: Raja Casablanca players crowd round Ronaldinho to get his boots

 

The lucky man: Vivien Mabide with one of the boots after the game
The lucky man: Vivien Mabide with one of the boots after the game

 

Dancing feet: Never mind the shock win, Casablanca players got their precious souvenirs, too
Dancing feet: Never mind the shock win, Casablanca players got their precious souvenirs, too

Mouchine Iajour opened the scoring, before Ronaldinho cancelled that out, but he won a penalty which Mouhcine Moutouali converted in the 84th minute and Vivien Madibe sealed a famous win in stoppage time.

The Moroccan side will now take on European giants Bayern in Saturday’s final in the capital.

The first half of Wednesday’s semi-final was even, with neither goalkeeper unduly tested, but Raja made the breakthrough six minutes after the break.

A through-ball found a huge gap in the Atletico defence and Iajour ran on to it, taking one touch before firing into the far corner from the edge of the area.

Shock: Raja Casablanca players celebrate their 3-1 win over Atletico Mineiro at the Marrakech Stadium
Shock: Raja Casablanca players celebrate their 3-1 win over Atletico Mineiro at the Marrakech Stadium

 

Wild celebrations: The Moroccan's will now play Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup final
Wild celebrations: The Moroccan’s will now play Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup final

Ronaldinho rolled back the years with an equaliser in the 63rd minute, curling a 25-yard free-kick from left of centre around the wall and in off the far post.

The Brazilians pressed in search of a second, with Fernandinho and Jo forcing saves from Khalid Askri.

But they were undone at the back as Iajour was fouled in the area by Rever.

The Atletico captain was booked, but the real punishment came from the foot of Moutouali, who sent Victor the wrong way with a cool penalty low into the right corner.

And Madibe sealed Raja’s place in the final with a third goal four minutes into injury time.

There was still time for Moutouali to fire a shot against the bar as the Moroccans finished on a high.

Disbelief: Ronaldinho scored, but couldn't inspire his side to victory - he would have come up against former Barca boss Pep Guardiola
Disbelief: Ronaldinho scored, but couldn’t inspire his side to victory – he would have come up against former Barca boss Pep Guardiola

 

Disbelief: Ronaldinho scored, but couldn't inspire his side to victory - he would have come up against former Barca boss Pep Guardiola
Source : Daily mail
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