Copa Libertadores: Robinho Equals Pele’s Long Standing Record
Robinho equalled Pele’s record as the highest scoring Brazilian in the Copa Libertadores by helping Atletico Mineiro to a 2-0 home victory over Libertad on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old capitalized on neat build-up play by his former national teammate Fred before lashing an unstoppable shot past Rodrigo Monoz.
Juan Cazares made it 2-0 in the 89th minute when he bundled in an opportunistic shot after a goal-line scramble.
Robinho has now scored 17 goals in South America’s top club competition, 13 with Santos and four with Atletico Mineiro.
“I don’t like to praise myself too much. I know that I have to get better with every match and I am. That’s why goals will come naturally.”