Real Madrid Legends beat Barcelona Legends 3-2 on Tuesday evening in Israel. Ronaldinho demonstrated once again that class is timeless with a jaw-dropping performance in the legends clash. The Nou Camp star appeared with a slew of other all-time greats in yesterday’s exciting match in Tel Aviv, Israel, and soon stole the show.
Pedro Munitis, Alfonso Perez, and Ruben de la Red scored for Los Blancos in a one-of-a-kind clasico. Both teams, notably Barcelona, were rife with famous individuals from the game. Rivaldo, Javier Saviola, Deco, and Ronaldinho all started for the Blaugrana, with the latter scoring the game’s first goal.
In the first half, the Brazilian legend scored from the penalty spot and immediately performed his characteristic celebration. Ronaldinho converted a penalty kick. Oh, how we’ve missed seeing a happy Ronaldinho on the football field. With the likes of Deco and Rivaldo surrounding him, it didn’t take long for Ronaldinho to emerge into the forefront and remind viewers of his exceptional talent. With little over six minutes remaining, the astute playmaker grabbed onto a loose ball, looked up, and attempted to chip Jordi Codina from the centre circle.
That stunning spot-kick was far from the only highlight of the Brazilian’s performance in the first half.
At one point, the 41-year-old demonstrated that he still has it with the ball at his feet in open play, the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year rolling back the years against Barcelona’s main opponent.
Ronaldinho took the ball just outside the area, surged past some players, and blasted a shot towards goal, only to have it agonisingly rebound off the upright.
Despite the fact that the thunderous shot did not hit the back of the net, it was a moment of enchantment from a player who helped many of us fall in love with the game.
As a result, we’re going to enjoy every single second of it, and we recommend that you do the same.
He was a genuinely unusual talent in his professional playing days, a player who could mix freestyler-Esque skill movements with world-class production.
Ronaldinho appeared in 207 games for Barcelona in all competitions, scoring 94 goals and providing 71 assists.
He’s one of the all-time greats, and there can’t be many football fans on the planet who didn’t grin after seeing him work his magic in Israel.