Ronaldinho to wear Blaugrana shirt again as Barca announce Legends' El Clasico

Ronaldinho to wear Blaugrana shirt again as Barca announce Legends' El Clasico
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Barcelona legends will face Real Madrid legends in the El Clasico exhibition on July 20 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Catalans will be managed by their former star Albert Ferrer who also coached Mallorca in 2015.

Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Deco, Ronald de Boer and some other Blaugrana greats will be on the pitch for Barca.

Last year, the clash was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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"Happy birthday my brother Messi! I always wish you the best and hope to see you soon 🤙🏽," Ronaldinho has tweeted, pinning a very heartwarming pic of him celebrating a Barca goal with Leo.

Leo Messi is just 7 years younger than Ronaldinho, by the way. The legendary Brazilian has recently turned 41.

The two players made 80 joint appearances at Barcelona, participating in 9 goals together, including Messi's debut Blaugrana goal.

Luis Enrique: 'Ronaldinho was more of an a**hole and it helped Messi'

"Leo [Messi] is a competitive machine. If he hadn't come up against a veteran like Ronaldinho, who was more selfish, more of an a**hole, he would've had more problems," Luis Enrique has told TV3.

"It's impossible to carry the ball so close to the feet at that speed. Losing is very hard for Messi. You could see it the next day after the game.

"In football, Messi is a genius, just like [Ludwig van] Beethoven or Dali," Enrique concluded.

Ronaldinho was always known as a party boy, although this didn't really prevent him from showing class on the pitch.

Thanks to the legendary Brazilian, Leo Messi's first years at Barcelona went smoothly. The two players even participated in the Argentine's first Barca goal.

Source: FC Barcelona