Figo Shines in the Legends Match in the Return of Ronaldo

Figo Shines in the Legends Match in the Return of Ronaldo


More than 65.000 people attended on Sunday the ‘Corazón Classic Match’ at Santiago Bernabéu. The supporters could enjoy a fun game between legends of Real Madrid and Roma. Los Blancos won the game (4-0) and all the money raised will go to projects in África organized by Real Madrid Foundation.

The fans could see many Real Madrid legends on the pitch. Especially, they enjoyed the presence of Ronaldo Nazario, who wore the white t-shirt ten years after at Santiago Bernabéu. The Brazilian player, always with a smile in his face, played 30 minutes because he no longer has the physical conditions.

The best moment of the game came in the first half. Figo was tackled in front of the box and the referee whistle. The Portuguese took the ball and kicked it. The ball went to the angle of the goal, touching the net. What a goal from Figo! He could even play for some team with these skills.

The other player who highlighted yesterday was Fernando Morientes. The forward is still in very good shape and he scored two goals, one from a great header. He is fit and he also shared a lot of minutes with Raúl González, who was cheered by the supporters. Even Emilio Butragueño played some minutes although he is 53.

As a left back, we could also enjoy Roberto Carlos. The Brazilian still has a really good touch from his left foot and he gave some amazing assists. Playing for AS Roma was Cafú, perhaps the best left and right back in the history of football. The last goal scored by Los Blancos was thanks to Edwin Congo, the Colombian striker who celebrated the goal with a funny dancing.

We could see other players showing a great shape like Míchel Salgado or even Savio. The goalkeeper was Bodo Illgner, who won the 7th Champions League against Juventus at Amsterdam Arena in 1998. This was the last game of the season at Santiago Bernabéu. The next one will be the Spanish Supercup against Barcelona in August.

4 – Real Madrid: Illgner; Salgado, Julio César, Fernando Sanz, Roberto Carlos; Figo, Karembeu, Raúl, Amavisca; Morientes y Ronaldo. También jugaron Savio, Contreras (ps), Velasco, Alfonso, Víctor Sánchez, Velasco, Iván Pérez, Congo and Butragueño.
0 – Roma: Konsel; Cafú, Aldair, Cassetti, Carboni; Conti, Tomassi, Lima, Perrotta; Boniek y Abel Balbo. También jugaron Pellizzolli (ps), Rizzitelli, Maini, Cappioli, Scarchilli, Desideri, Tonetto and Mangone.
Goals: 1-0: M.29 Morientes; 2-0: M.35 Figo; 3-0: M.59 Morientes; 4-0: M.80 Congo.