Mineiro Kick Off Copa Defense In Style

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The South American champions provided fireworks both on and off the field in a 2-1 comeback victory against Santa Fe

Fireworks prior to kickoff at the Independencia Photo by: Bruno Cantini/Atletico.com/br

The home fans commemorate their Copa Lib title Photo by: Bruno Cantini/Atletico.com/br

Ronaldinho battles in midfield Photo by: Bruno Cantini/Atletico.com/br

Neto Berola's volley winner Photo by: Bruno Cantini/Atletico.com/br

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02/27/2014  Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The reigning Copa Libertadores champions kicked off their first home game in defense of the title against Colombian club Sante Fe with a spectacular victory on Wednesday.

Following an impressive fireworks ceremony, the Galo managed a dramatic late winner from Neto Berola to clinch a 2-1 comeback victory and stay perfect through two games in Group 4.

For more information on the South American champions, visit Atletico’s official website.

Goals: Omar Pérez (14), Jô (16′), Neto Berola (41′)

Atlético Mineiro: Victor; Marcos Rocha, Otamendi, Leonardo Silva e Dátolo; Pierre, Josué (Guilherme), Tardelli, Ronaldinho (Leandro Donizete); Fernandinho (Neto Berola), Jô

Independiente Santa Fé: Vargas; Anchico, De La Cuesta, Francisco Meza, Mosquera; Edison Méndez, Daniel Torres, Roa (Herrera), Omar Pérez; Medina, Cuero (Arias)

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