Ronaldinho is in the twilight of his career, but he still wants to win as much as ever.

Ronaldinho scored the sneakiest of goals Sunday in the Liga MX Clausura final between his Queretaro side and Santos Laguna, but the referee disallowed it and punished him instead.

Queretaro was leading the second game of the two-leg final 3-0 in the 66th minute when Ronaldinho stole the ball off Santos Laguna goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin and slotted it into the goal. But the referee waved Ronaldinho’s strike away because Marchesin was still in possession of the ball when the Brazilian star intervened.

Queretero won the game 3-0 but its and Ronaldinho’s efforts ultimately were in vain. Santos Laguna carried an unsurmountable lead into the game courtesy of its 5-0 win Thursday in the first leg of the Liga MX final. After a scare in the first half and Ronaldinho’s sneak move, Santos Laguna held off Queretero’s charge and claimed the championship.

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