On another day Ronaldinho would have claimed at least two assists against Cagliari.
Unlike other teams in Serie A, Cagliari decided to man-mark Ronaldinho when they faced the Rossoneri on Saturday with right-back Francesco Pisano sticking to the buck-toothed wonder like glue while midfielder Daniele Dessena was often found in close proximity too.
Faced with two players on almost ever occasion he collected possession, Ronaldinho was forced to mix his usual brand of flicks and tricks with a more physical performance that saw the number 80 scrapping away for the ball.
On the quarter hour Ronaldinho made his first telling contribution as he combined with Seedorf before Luca Antonini raced through on goal only to drag his shot wide. Ten minutes later Ronaldinho was at it again as he floated a delightful ball through to centre-forward Marco Borriello only for the striker to see his splendid volley narrowly fly over the bar.
After the break Ronaldinho was forced to battle much more, but he was still able to conjure up several efforts on goal particularly from a couple of set-plays.
Ronaldinho’s match highlights in the 3-2 away win at Cagiari can be seen here.