Ronaldinho nutmegging celebrities for fun at Soccer Aid 7 years ago

Ronaldinho nutmegging celebrities for fun at Soccer Aid

We all know that form is temporary, but class is most certainly permanent.

The annual Soccer Aid match took place in Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on Sunday night, and it was a typically fun affair.


England took on the Rest of the World as some of the biggest names in football laced up their boots once more for our entertainment.

One such name was former Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho, who showed the Old Trafford crowd what could have been if he had completed a move to Manchester as was rumoured over a decade ago.

The former Barcelona playmaker was pulling the strings for the Rest of the World alongside the likes of Edgar Davids and Dimitar Berbatov.

In a goalless first half, Ronaldinho reminded us all why he was once considered the best player in the world as he easy nutmegged Ben Shephard and then immediately followed this up by delivering the same fate to former England international Phil Neville.


Of course, this is what happens when he plays with rugby players.


Ronaldinho went on to set up two goals for Berbatov, one from a clever flick on while the second was the result of the Brazilian winning his side a penalty early in the second half.

On top of this, Ronaldinho played through Berbatov who was taken down by Shephard as he ran through on goal, earning the Englishman a red card.

Was it fair?


Maybe the referee had no choice.


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