Playing alongside a World Cup winner and former World Player of the Year would put the average amateur football under a fair bit of pressure.
The winners of Betfair’s #MagicOfBarça competition, however, were not aware they were playing with or against Barcelona and Brazil legend Rivaldo. As far as they know, running onto the pitch was just another winner, Roberto Da Silva.
‘Da Silva’, of course, was a cut above everybody else, winning man of the match in a game at Barcelona’s training ground, Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Collecting his award, Da Silva revealed himself as ex-Barca icon Rivaldo, the joint-fourth top goalscorer in the club’s history, and winner of two La Liga titles, one Copa Del Rey and one UEFA Super Cup with the club. You’d be really regretting that miss from six yards out at that point, wouldn’t you?
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An uncharacteristically selfish act.
The Irishman is not impressed with Paul Pogba.
The pose at the end is brilliant.
We’ve used Mark Hughes’ birthday as an excuse…
Does this bode well for Manchester United?
Featuring lots of Jose, obviously.
Roy Keane was not impressed by Arsenal.
Can we watch Napoli every day?
“A world-class goalscorer.”
Things could have been very different.