It may have been the second coming of David Beckham and he was also wearing tights, but the undoubted star of AC Milan’s 5-2 win over Genoa (besides Marco Borriello and his acrobatic goal) was Ronaldinho.
The gap-toothed wonder is arguably playing the finest football of his career since his heyday at Barcelona and refused to let an early penalty miss shape his performance. Ronaldinho equalised with another penalty later on in the first period and then had a hand in Milan’s dominance in the second half.
Ronaldinho played an exquisite ball through to Ambrosini to tee up Borriello for the third and then won the penalty for the fifth goal with a surging run into the box. Arguably though, his finest moment of the match was this showboat.
Beckham also did his World Cup hopes no harm in front of England manager Fabio Capello, starting in a right forward role due to injuries to Clarence Seedorf and Alexandre Pato. Goldenballs clearly ran out of puff in the second half but showed that he could provide Marco Borriello with the ammunition to bag loads of goals in the coming weeks.