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Retired Real Madrid soccer stars trounce FC Barcelona in Tel Aviv

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Retired players from Spanish soccer league rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF delighted fans in Tel Aviv on Tuesday with an exhibition game held at the city’s Bloomfield Stadium.

Thousands of soccer fans were on hand to watch Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 3-2.

Among the former stars who played were Brazilians Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Deco, Javier Saviola, Ronald de Boer for FC Barcelona, and Luís Figo, Roberto Carlos, Ivan Campo and Alfonso for Real Madrid.

The match was picked up by Spanish and international media outlets, spotlighting Ronaldinho, who is 41.

His club, Barcelona FC, tweeted a photo of Ronaldinho hugging a young fan at the game with the message “Beloved........

© The Times of Israel

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