Atletico Minero had a lot to celebrate after the Brazilian side won the Brasileirao title for the first time in 50 years.
Since 1971, Atletico, the oldest active club in Minas Gerais, has won the country’s best club tournament.
However, Atletico has finished a half-century wait with two games remaining, thanks to a 3-2 victory at Bahia on Thursday.
Atletico drew 2-0 from home, but Hulk’s 73-minute penalty and 3-minute kinobrace prevented the club from being caught by Flamengo.
This is Atletico’s second Brasileira Otrophy. The longest interval between two titles of the same team in a tournament since 1959.
“It’s been 50 years since we won the title, and it’s been a long time,” said two-goal hero Kino, who reportedly promised fans a free tattoo as part of the celebration. .. “Now we need to celebrate.”
“This year was a magical year, but there are still titles to play against Atletico Paranaense,” said Atletico head coach Kuka.
“I can only imagine what the fans were experiencing when we went down 2-0. They were probably yelling and cursing at us. But now what the consequences are. What kind of happiness is it? “
Hulk has played an important role since returning to his native Brazil via Atletico in January. Atletico also boasts former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea forward Diego Costa.
The 35-year-old took his tally to 18 Brasileira Ogors while involved in 25 goals, including 7 assists.
Ronaldinho, who spent two years with Atletico Minero between 2012 and 2014, congratulated the club via Instagram.
The Brazilian legend writes: “Congratulations on the beautiful campaign built in Brasileirao !!! I am very happy to see the history you have built …”
– Soccer Sports
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