Atletico Mineiro coach Cuca chats with FIFA.com about taking his side to the South American crown, the upcoming challenge at the FIFA Club World Cup and overcoming in-form European champions FC Bayern München.
FIFA.com reviews the 2013 Copa Libertadores which saw Atletico Mineiro ultimately claim the crown by playing an enterprising brand of football from start to finish, netting 29 goals in their 14-match campaign.
Atletico Mineiro head into the deciding leg of the Libertadores final at a two-goal deficit. They are nevertheless confident of turning it around against Olimpia – something indebted to the exhilarating Ronaldinho.
A superb Alejandro Silva goal and a late Wilson Pittoni free-kick earned Olimpia a 2-0 win at home to Atletico Mineiro, who finished the game with ten men, in the first leg of the final.
FIFA.com previews the first leg of the Olimpia-Atletico Mineiro final including players to watch, quotes, a stat and a look at the sides’ Liberadores history.
Jo chats to FIFA.com about his unexpected call-up for FIFA Confederations Cup duty, rising from the bench to score in Brazil’s first two matches and the creativity of Neymar.