Video: Ronaldo beats Zinedine Zidane in all-star charity match

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World Cup legends Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane led a host of world football’s biggest stars, including Neymar, in a friendly match last night, with the Brazilian’s side running out 3-2 winners in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The French legend even delighted the crowd with a classy volley to put his side 2-1 up in the second half.

Neymar had set up 1994 World Cup hero Bebeto to give Ronaldo’s side the lead in the first period, before futsal superstar Falcao fired in a low shot to level the tie.

Zidane’s sumptuous left-footed volley from just inside the area was too hot to handle for goalkeeper Danrlei, but his joy was short lived as Caca equalised soon after.

An entertaining night was rounded off by current Brazil international Leandro Damiao’s emphatic finish off the underside of the crossbar to win it for Ronaldo & Friends.

The game was officially called Match Against Poverty and was held in a bit to raise funds for projects taking place in Brazil and Africa.

Both squads were littered with stellar names, such as Zico, Deco, Freddie Ljungberg, Cafu and Roberto Carlos.

Watch the highlights above and see the full squads below…


Danrlei, Dida, Cafú, Serginho, Réver, Junior Baiano, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlos, William, Lucas, Juninho Paulista, Zinho, Djalminha, Roger, Zico, Denilson, Ronaldo, Neymar, Leandro Damião, Bebeto, Cacá Ferrari, Romário, Edmundo, Paulinho.

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.


Vitor Baía, Juliano Belletti, Diego Cavalieri, Emerson, Fernando Hierro, Míchel Salgado, Fernando Couto, Juan Pablo Sorín, Paolo Montero, Carlos Gamarra, Hidetoshi Nakata, Zinédine Zidane, Deco, Santiago Solari, Fredrik Ljungberg, Juan Román Riquelme, Christian Karembeu, Alex de Souza, Pedro Pauleta, Sebastián Abreu, Hulk, Falcão, Mário Jardel.

Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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