VIDEO: Ronaldinho scores, with a little help from a water bottle

Ronaldinho scored an odd goal for Atletico Mineiro with a little help from the Sao Paulo goalkeeper.

For anyone who doesn’t know the rules of the game, you can’t be offside from a throw in, regardless of how high up the pitch you are.

Well Ronaldinho took cheekiness to a new level during Atletico Mineiro’s match against Sao Paulo with a simple reading of the rules.

The ball went out for a throw which prompted Ronaldinho to go over to the Sao Paulo goalkeeper and ask for a drink.

The next thing the generous ‘keeper knows, the ball has been thrown up to Ronaldinho who didn’t retreat back down the pitch after having a drink.

Needless to say Ronaldinho picked up the ball before crossing to a teammate who was behind the play, again no offside, to simply tap into the net.

What do you make of the goal? What’s happened to sportsmanship?

image: © Hector Garcia

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