The Beautiful Game Highlights: Team Roberto Carlos beats Team Ronaldinho 12-10, Vinicius Junior, Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala shine in the CELEBRITY exhibition match in Miami.
The Beautiful Game Highlights: Team Roberto Carlos beats Team Ronaldinho 12-10 – The fixture, labelled ‘the beautiful game’, boasted teams of current and retired stars led by Brazil legends Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos respectively. Roberto Carlos’ team featured ex-United stars Radamel Falcao and Nani plus World Cup winners Rivaldo and Cafu. The game finished 12-10 to Team Roberto Carlos in a game that puts little value on defending
Paul Pogba has made his first post-Manchester United appearance in a Miami exhibition match featuring an impressive list of names.
The 29-year-old midfielder played on Ronaldinho’s side in Miami alongside his former Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala as well as Blaise Matuidi, who plays his domestic football locally for David Beckham’s Inter Miami, and Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior.
Both teams took off to an impressive start, with the scoring opening in the seventh minute as Ronaldinho received a sharp pass from Paulo Dybala and scored to put Team Ronaldinho up 1-0 in the seventh minute.
Team Roberto Carlos quickly responded two minutes later, as Radamel Falcao scored a cheeky chipped goal off a pass from Luis Nani, resulting in a 1-1 scoreline. With this much firepower in both lineups, the goals quickly came pouring in.
The crowd at DRV PNK Stadium witnessed several legends, past and present, combine forces to produce moments of magic; Rivaldo and his fellow countryman Cafu played a 1-2 passing sequence in tandem that ended in Rivaldo putting Team Roberto Carlos up 3-2.
The Beautiful Game Highlights: Vinicius Junior, Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala shine
The drama wouldn’t stop there, as Team Ronaldinho responded within minutes as Vinicius Jr stormed the opposing defense to set up Diogo Snow for an easy finish past Sebastien Frey.
The action also saw Rene Higuita making a heroic goalline save, Ryan Babel chasing down a beautiful through ball from Paul Pogba to score for Team Ronaldinho, NBA legend Steve Nash scoring off of a tremendous run into the box to score for Team Roberto Carlos, former NFL superstar Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson scoring a brace, and eleven-year-old Ariana Dos Santos assisting a goal for Brazil and AC Milan legend Cafu.
The match ended with a 12-10 scoreline, resulting in a victory for Team Roberto Carlos, in the first edition of The Beautiful Game by R10 and RC3.