The sanction on Ronaldinho's Brazilian club was imposed "for lighting of flares (by fans), a lack of proper security guarantees and non-authorized people entering the field of play," the regional governing body CONMEBOL said on its website on Tuesday.

The Paraguay-based organization added that Atletico, who beat Olimpia of Paraguay on penalties after an aggregate 2-2 draw over two legs to win the South American club crown for the first time, had the right to appeal.

(Agencies)

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