Neymar forms little-and-large partnership with Brazil legend Ronaldo
No matter how many Christmas calories you”ve consumed, chances are you”re probably still not as wide as the former superstar Brazilian Ronaldo.
Sadly, you”re probably not as good at football either – despite his waistline, which seems to be expanding exponentially, he starred in a charity match organised by another Samba boys star, the great Zico.
The rotund ex-Barcelona striker teamed up with current hot-shot Neymar on the side “Friends of Zico”, to put the “Stars of Brazil” to the sword.
Little and large: Is Ronaldo (left) as wide as Neymar (right) is tall
Fun: the strikers gorged on a 7-5 victory
Neymar has been heavily linked with the Catalan side himself, but instead of teaming up with Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, he made do with another legend.
It was a good time for (goal) gluttons, as there was a veritable feast of strikes, with Ronaldo and Neymar”s side running out 7-5 winners – or walking out in some cases.
Ronaldo rolled back the years to score a penalty in the 8th minute with aplomb; his “little and large” partnership with Neymar was productive – though the latter”s athletic wizardry certainly helped.
Lethal: Ronaldo is still predatory in front of goal…
… but is probably just as prolific at the buffet table
The match at Sao Paolo”s Morumbi Stadium, in front of over 35,000 specators, saw Brazilian players from various generations enjoy some pitch time, including Junior, Edmundo and Ailton and Djaminha.
Onefamous Brazilian was sadly absent – Socrates died in early December – but his brother Rai was present to see his sibling honoured at the match.
Meaty: Zico is the filling in the Ronaldo and Neymar sandwich