There was a strong waft of nostalgia at the Estadio Dragao tonight, as Barcelona 2006 took on Porto 2004 for Deco’s testimonial.
Though Ronaldinho couldn’t make it (booo), practically all the big stars from both teams were present, save for Barcelona’s World Cup players (Xavi, Iniesta).
And watching Messi and Eto’o linking up once again was a sight to behold – though of course their partnership didn’t really begin to flourish until the 2009 Treble season.
Messi teed up Eto’o for the Cameroonian’s first of his brace, and before scoring, he did the most juvenile, silly prank known to man, waiting on the line before tapping the ball in as the defender approached, like a cheeky little street urchin.
Life in the old dog yet! But he’s a bit old for that sort of carry on, how old is he again…?