On paper, this Atlético Mineiro side was one to be feared. An attack that consisted of Ronaldinho, Jô, Diego Tardelli and Bernard would strike fear into even the stringiest of defenses.
In reality, it was their home form and their never say die attitude that helped to lift Galo to their only Libertadores title. Atlético didn't lose in Belo Horizonte all tournament, in fact, a quarterfinal 1-1 draw with Tijuana was the only blemish on their home resume, and that result was enough to push them into the semifinals on away goals.
In both the semifinals, and the final, Atlético lost the first leg 2-0 away from home before rallying at the Mineirão to win on penalties. It was late heroics in both rounds, Guilherme in the semifinals against Newell's Old Boys scoring in the sixth minute of added time, Leonardo Silva finding the back of the net in the 87th minute against Olimpia in the final to send the final to extra time.
It was a Libertadores run to be remembered, one that culminated in a trophy. We remember it today as Galo celebrate their 112th birthday.
🔙🇧🇷 Unforgettable! On their club's birthday, look back at one of the best moments in @Atletico_en history, the night they lifted the #Libertadores title in 2⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣! pic.twitter.com/d9whBn7tTx — CONMEBOL Libertadores (@TheLibertadores) March 25, 2020