Atlético-MG Wins The Brazilian Championship after A 50 Year Drought

Minas Gerais team secures the cup after beating Bahia this Thursday (2)

What was only a matter of time became reality this Thursday (2). Fifty years after its first title, Atlético-MG won the Brazilian Championship again, the second in the club's history. With a historic campaign, the Minas Gerais team won the cup after beating Bahia 3-2, in Salvador, with an impressive turnaround, after the Bahia team came to open two goals ahead.

At Fonte Nova, all the goals were scored in the second half. And the turnaround for Atléticobegan with a goal by top scorer Hulk, in the 27th minute, with a penalty. Afterwards, Keno scored twice, at 28 and 32 minutes, to the delight of the athletes.

"I'm a fan too, not just a player. We have to celebrate, 50 years is a lot. We've fought a lot, now it's just about celebrating," cheered the night's top scorer.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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