Ronaldinho free-kick vs David Seaman: Twitter reacts

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There was a humorous moment during the annual Soccer Aid event on Sunday night as Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho stepped up to take a free-kick against former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman. 

There is, of course, so much history between the pair as Ronaldinho, who was starring for Brazil during the 2002 World Cup, famously lobbed England goalkeeper Seaman from the dead ball situation. 

As you're all well aware, Ronaldinho's goal eliminated England from the prestigious tournament. 


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On Sunday night, then, you wouldn't have blamed Seaman for being slightly worried as the former Barcelona star stepped up to take a strike. 

In fact, as you can see below, Seaman just couldn't stop smiling ahead of the free-kick. 

This time, though, things ended far better for Seaman, who watched the ball sail over his crossbar. If only that had happened back in '02, eh. 

Unsurprisingly, Twitter reacted in style as Ronaldinho's prepared to pull the trigger. 

Here are the best tweets: 

Great occasion 

It was certainly an entertaining charity match as the England XI overcame the Rest of the World by three goals to two at Old Trafford. 

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe came off the bench to score twice for Sam Allardyce's side. TV presenter Ben Shephard became the first player to be sent off in the Soccer Aid fixture following two poorly timed tackles on Edgar Davids and Dimitar Berbatov. 

Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel hit out at Shephard, claiming that he was 'out of order'.

“This is out of order,” Schmeichel told ITV, as per

“These guys like Edgar Davids and Ronaldinho they come here, travel a long way and play for nothing.

“That’s not the way you treat anyone and it’s a bad, bad tackle. It’s not the first time Ben Shepherd has done this. He did it against Maradona 10 years ago three times.”

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