VIDEO – In the “Foot nostalgia” of the week, Le Figaro brings you back to 2005. The day when Ronaldinho, after a brilliant performance with Barça in the Clasico, was applauded by all Real Madrid supporters.
The blessing of the White House. Fantastically whimsical player, creative as much as possible and a feast for the eyes, Ronaldinho touched the stars in the mid-2000s. With a ball, the Brazilian sold dreams to teammates, supporters and even opponents. Just like his successful match during the Clasico, on November 19, 2005, in the red and blue FC Barcelona jersey. A week before being elected Ballon d’Or, “Ronnie” brought down Real Madrid from the “Galactics”. With the manner.
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Even before kick-off, Ronaldinho does Ronaldinho. The 2002 world champion chats with his compatriot and opponent, Ronaldo, in the center circle, both with a big smile on their face. What to call into question its competitiveness that day? The former PSG maestro, placed on the left side, first comes up against the aggressiveness of Michel Salgado and a young Sergio Ramos (19). He responds awkwardly with a misplaced elbow in an aerial duel, which earned him a yellow card in the 32nd minute. Serene, Ronaldinho then starts the machine.
Ronaldinho’s match and Bernabeu ovation on video
Like Maradona before him
Oriented controls, leg loops, hooks: Ronnie flaunts his palette. Barça leads 1-0 since the quarter of an hour of play thanks to Samuel Eto’o, and drives the point home on the hour of play. On a counter-attack, Ronaldinho deposits Sergio Ramos then hooks Ivan Helguera in the area, before beating Iker Casillas. More and more elusive, the Brazilian exhausts Real of Zidane, Beckham and Raul, holders and powerless that day. In the 77th minute, Ronaldinho attacked Ramos, totally overwhelmed by the Barcelona’s speed of execution. He spills over to the left and adjusts Casillas with a flat foot. 3-0 for FC Barcelona.
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Real Madrid supporters stand up and cheer Ronaldinho, as if to thank him for this football lesson and to recognize his superiority. An almost unthinkable feat, because Diego Maradona had already accomplished twenty years earlier, and repeated by Andrés Iniesta in 2015. “A Ballon d’Or is touching, it’s rewarding, but it’s nothing in comparison with the mark left in people’s heads, ”summed up Ronaldinho in the columns of So Foot. Hats off to the artist.