Soccer-Bernard could hold key for Atletico fightback (Reuters)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 23 (Reuters) – Ronaldinho is Atletico Mineiro’s ace but success in the Libertadores Cup final against Olimpia on Wednesday could hang on the young shoulders of Brazil forward Bernard. Atletico must overcome a 2-0 first-leg defeat if they are to lift South America’s top club trophy for the first time and deny their Paraguayan opponents their fourth. Bernard, who missed the first leg in Asuncion last week through suspension, is anxious to get on with the decider at the Mineirao, Belo Horizonte’s newly-refurbished World Cup stadium. …

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