Team Ronaldinho Vs Team Roberto Carlos Was A Legendary Spectacle
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Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos put on one of the most star-studded charity games in history on Saturday night.
DRV PNK Stadium, home of David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami, played host to an absolute goalfest featuring greats from past and present.
Ronaldinho had Rene Higuita, Rafael Marquez and Patrick Kluivert in his side, but was also able to use his connections and status to call upon current players Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi and Vinicius Jr - fresh from scoring the winner in the Champions League final in Paris.
Sadly Carlos didn't pick anyone from Bull in the Barne United, the Sunday League outfit he turned out for earlier this year, but he assembled quite the squad.
Compatriots Cafu and Rivaldo were in, while Carlos also drafted in Alphonso Davies, Eder Militao, Radamel Falcao, Arturo Vidal and Nani.
Aptly called 'The Beautiful Game' by R10 & RC3, the match featured a staggering 22 goals and some glorious moments.
ALPHONSO DAVIES IS IN THE HOUSE 🚨— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) June 18, 2022
Phonzie takes to the field alongside Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Vinicius Jr. & Nani, as well as legends like Cafu, Steve Nash, Rivaldo & Carlos Tevez for The Beautiful Game: Ronaldinho vs. Roberto Carlos ⚽#CanMNT | 🔴 https://t.co/7JFAUhgjL6 pic.twitter.com/n5hhtfAA88
Ronaldinho opened the scoring seven minutes in but it was Carlos' side who led 8-5 at half-time.
Samba stars of past and present linked up superbly as Ronaldinho laid on an assist for Vinicius, who celebrated by performing his idol's trademark dance.
Ronaldinho feeding Vinicius Jr who scores and then follows it with the Ronaldinho celebration 🤩 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/sXBg922P61— Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) June 19, 2022
Vinicius Jr scores vs Team Roberto Carlos from a Ronaldinho assist 🔥— ًَ (@ViniXtra_) June 19, 2022
Brazil past and present linkup 🇧🇷⚡️ pic.twitter.com/0pOtcUivln
Vinicius ran the show and switched sides at half-time to play for Carlos' men, finding the net for both teams.
Vinícius Jr. @vinijr with the gol at Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos The Beautiful Game, he switched teams at Half and now has scored for both squads @DRVPNKStadium @InterMiamiCF pic.twitter.com/VJJXGAGW3t— Charlie Castro (@411charlie) June 19, 2022
Some pics from Ronaldinho’s “The Beautiful Game” exhibition match last night. Vini switched teams at half and got goals for both team Ronaldinho & team Roberto Carlos.— 𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐉𝐫 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 (@ViniciusBurner) June 19, 2022
Vini played alongside legends like Ronaldinho, Cafu, Rivaldo, Stoichkov, Deco & Kluivert. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/mVPyBBobIY
Rivaldo, Cafu and Dybala were all on target and yet the most surprising goalscorer was Steve Nash, NBA icon and current Brooklyn Nets coach.
GOAL 🇨🇦#NBA legend and @BrooklynNets coach STEVE NASH robs Paul Pogba before applying a perfect finish to give his team an 8-4 lead!@YorkUtdFC... he is *technically* a free agent 👀#CanMNT | #NetsWorld | 🔴 https://t.co/7JFAUhgjL6 pic.twitter.com/1Xm6wAlPKy— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) June 18, 2022
In the end, Carlos and his troops emerged victorious with a 12-10 win and the extended highlights make for very enjoyable viewing.
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Topics: Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Brazil, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Vinicius Jr