Actual Madrid’s Champions League remaining match winner Vinicius Junior was on the scoresheet together with Steve Nash and Chad Ochocinco Johnson on Saturday in a 22-goal thriller as Staff Roberto Carlos received the higher of Staff Ronaldinho on the house of Main League Soccer membership Inter Miami.
Wait, what? OK, let’s return to the beginning.
Soccer stars previous and current got here collectively in Florida this weekend to participate within the first version of “The Stunning Sport,” a sequence of matches hosted by 2002 World Cup winners R10 and RC3 which can be elevating cash for charity.
Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos assembled squads that might lay declare to being probably the most star-studded within the historical past of exhibition video games, with fellow Brazilians Cafu, Rivaldo, Eder Militao and Vinicius all becoming a member of them on the roster.
Present stars together with Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Weston McKennie, Alphonso Davies, Radamel Falcao additionally received call-ups alongside legends reminiscent of Carlos Valderrama, Rene Higuita, Rafa Marquez and Patrick Kluivert.
The recruitment technique was not restricted to only footballers, both. Brooklyn Nets head coach Nash, former NFL broad receiver Ochocinco and Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro have been additionally concerned. There was additionally an look from 11-year-old Brazilian social media star Ariana dos Santos, who arrange a late objective for Cafu and was held aloft by him as he celebrated.
There was additional NBA illustration from Miami Warmth’s Jimmy Butler and Leandro Barbosa, who performed for the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors earlier than his retirement in 2019.
The followers at DRV PNK Stadium received greater than their cash’s value. Staff Roberto Carlos led 8-5 at half-time, though it was the link-up play on the opposite staff between Ronaldinho and Vinicius which lit up proceedings early on. Former Barcelona ahead Ronaldinho slipped in Vinicius, who completed brilliantly earlier than celebrating with a dance Ronaldinho made well-known throughout his time as a profession.
Ronaldinho feeding Vinicius Jr who scores after which follows it with the Ronaldinho celebration 🤩 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/sXBg922P61
– Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) June 19, 2022
Nash, 48, then rolled again years simply earlier than the break as he nipped in entrance of Juventus ’new signing Pogba to get on the scoresheet.
GOAL 🇨🇦#NBA legend and @BrooklynNets coach STEVE NASH robs Paul Pogba earlier than making use of an ideal end to provide his staff an 8-4 lead!@YorkUtdFC… he’s * technically * a free agent 👀#CanMNT | #NetsWorld | 🔴 https://t.co/7JFAUhgjL6 pic.twitter.com/1Xm6wAlPKy
– OneSoccer (@onesoccer) June 18, 2022
There was additionally a brace for Ochocinco in his hometown, together with one objective he lashed house after placing his large stride to good use to run into house.
There was loads of time for methods and showboating, too, particularly from Vinicius, who scored the profitable objective when Madrid beat Liverpool in Paris final month to win the Champions League for a record-extending 14th time.
So good was Vinicius, in truth, towards ex-pros and non-footballers, that it was solely honest that he performed half for every staff. That meant he was on the profitable and dropping staff ultimately as Staff Roberto Carlos ran out 12-10 winners – the second half “solely” yielding 9 extra objectives.
Nonetheless, it seems to be like the 2 Brazil greats who had their names hooked up to the sport definitely loved themselves, particularly as they went up towards one another to battle for the ball.
Now we’re all simply left to marvel what methods they’ve up their sleeves for the subsequent fixture within the sequence.