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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