Ex-Real Madrid sensation, Robson de Souza popularly called Robinho could not inspire his team, Atletico Moneiro, as they lost to fellow Copa Libertadores squad, Independiente del Valle.
The talented Brazilian veteran played as a left winger in the match, as he usually switched between left winger and supporting striker position for the Brazilian outfit. The forward who has not scored any goal his season for his club side was warned with a yellow card in the match before being substituted after the break in the 66th minute.
Of five matches, Atletico Moneiro have played this season, Robinho has only played in three; he was not in the squad in the other two matches in the Copa Libertadores but he played in the FIFA Club World Cup late last year. In the tournament, of three games, the very talented player, played a match, sat through the one against UEFA Champions, Barcelona but wasn’t in the squad in the final game against Sanfrecce where they lost 2-1.
Last month, Barcelona star, Neymar Jr. told Goal that his greatest football idol remained Brazil World Cup winner Robinho.
“I started playing football in a school back in Sao Vincente when I was five years old, going towards six. Those were my first steps, among those kids, and then I kept going.” The striker started.
“But when I started following Santos, Robinho was my favorite player. He is my greatest idol. Today, I have a lot of them, after learning more about football, but back then I was a huge fan of Robinho’s,” Neymar added.
Robinho is one of the legends who played in Santiago Bernabeu for Madrid in the 2005/2006 season. He played 137 matches and scored 35 goals. He also played for EPL giant, Manchester city before moving to AC Milan where he has 32 goals in 144 matches to his credit.
In the game, Independiente del Valle moved to the same points with Atletico Mineiro after a 2-1 first half win. Both teams scored one extra goal each in the second half to end with the 3-2 score line.