Ronaldinho and Neymar: When Brazil duo put on a show vs Argentina in 2011

Ronaldinho and Neymar: Brazil duo put on a show vs Argentina in 2011

Ronaldinho is arguably the most entertaining player in football history.

The Brazilian was a wizard on the football pitch.

He had tricks aplenty and could do pretty much whatever he wanted with a football. He was a joy to watch.

As Ronaldinho came to the end of his career, another Brazilian with every trick in the book emerged: Neymar.

Neymar can do things with a football that people can only dream of and has enjoyed extraordinary success since making his professional debut in 2009.

Neymar was born 12 years after Ronaldinho but, despite the considerable age gap, the duo actually featured numerous times alongside each other for Brazil.

Ronaldinho and Neymar: Brazil duo put on a show vs Argentina in 2011
Football – Brazil Training – Craven Cottage – 4/9/11 Brazil’s Ronaldinho (R) and Neymar during training Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Paul Childs Livepic

Their most memorable game together came against Argentina in the second leg of the Superclásico de las Américas in September 2011.

Both players were at their entertaining best in the match as Brazil won 2-0.

A short video of them combining during the match has gone viral once again in recent days and you can view it below…

In January 2021, YouTuber user RDHDComps published a 14-minute video of the duo’s highlights during the match.

The video, titled ‘The Day Neymar Jr & Ronaldinho Destroyed Argentina’, has attracted just under 24 million views at the time of writing and you can view it below…

Football at its most beautiful. To watch two of the most entertaining players in the world dazzling together is a sight to behold.

Neymar, along with Lionel Messi, have been criticised for their displays at Paris Saint-Germain this season.

Ronaldinho has recently defended his former teammates. He told RMC Sport, per Goal: “I don’t understand because there are all the great players. You want to change everything? What do you want to have, the worst players in the world?

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“We have to wait for them to understand this new way of living and playing football. The rest will come slowly. This adaptation is normal, to do things well.

“[Neymar] is one of the best players in the world. He’s had several injuries this year. When he’s at 100 per cent, he’s a really special player for this team. Neymar, Di Maria, Messi… the greatest players are together. If you’re not happy with that, who are you going to play with?”

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