Ronaldinho Balls Out In El Clásico Between Barça And Real Legends

The 41-year-old still sells out stadiums around the world.

On Tuesday night at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium, Real Madrid and Barcelona Legends — at various stages of clearly enjoying their retirement — squared off in an El Clásico that featured players like Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Deco, Roberto Carlos and Luís Figo.

The 41-year-old Ronaldinho was the star of the show as he’s continued the impressive form he showed while in a Paraguayan prison.

There’s something so beautifully singular about Ronaldinho. Give him a football and he immediately transforms from a middle-aged man into that 23-year-old personification of grace that sashayed around the Camp Nou.    

Ronaldinho came close to scoring in the 20th minute after driving into Real’s area before unleashing a shot that cannoned off the crossbar. 

But seven minutes later, the Brazilian opened his account from the spot. 

Ronaldinho, as they say, still possesses that intangible quality we call “it.”  

Pedro Munitis equalized for Real before Alfonso Pérez put Los Blancos up before halftime. Jofre Mateu drew Barça level at 2-2, but Rubén de la Red eventually found the winner for Real.