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Ronaldinho had a priceless response to being told how penalties work in Gerard Pique's Kings League

Josh Lawless

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Ronaldinho had a priceless response to being told how penalties work in Gerard Pique's Kings League

Ronaldinho had an utterly priceless reaction to learning how penalties work in Gerard Pique's 'Kings League'.

The Brazilian legend was announced as the latest high-profile signing to the seven-a-side competition this week and made his debut for Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos's side Pornicos FC on Sunday night.

Ronaldinho entered the fray five minutes into the clash with Pio FC at the Cupra Arena in Barcelona and was immediately handed the captain's armband.

Wearing the No.10 shirt and with his trademark headband, Ronaldinho hit a free-kick against the wall in his first action.

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The score finished 0-0 after two 20 minute halves and when a game finishes all square in the league, it goes to penalties.

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However, there are a unique set of regulations in the competition and so they weren't your usual spot-kicks.

Instead they are hockey style penalties where the shooter has a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper and must score within five seconds.

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The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner retired from football in 2018 and did not fancy any extra running. And when the referee told the 42-year-old how penalties work, he told him as much.

The official said: "What we do here are 1v1 penalties. You start running from the midfield towards the goalkeeper to try and score."

Ronaldinho replied: "Let someone else do it then. I'm not gonna run here. Are you crazy?"

The referee was in stitches but Ronaldinho was serious. He did not take a penalty and his team ending up losing 3-1 on spot-kicks, with only Raul Lao converting.

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Portincos remain top of the league on goal difference and it's said that 1.5 million people tuned in on Twitch to see Ronaldinho strut his stuff.

R10 is to be part of a major Kings League expansion, with Pique revealing he will be the first owner in the Brazilian equivalent.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@KingsLeague

Topics: Ronaldinho, Gerard Pique

Josh Lawless
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