Barça Legends are more and more popular and this time 18,000 people came out to see them play at the Arena Pernambucano in Brazil. The game generated plenty of media attention due to Rivaldo’s return to his hometown.

The match served to prove that class is permanent as Abidal and Saviola, in particular, performed excellently. The only goal of the game came in the 8th minute, from a powerful Giovanni shot.

The fans in attendance were able to see their hero Rivaldo play 45 minutes for each side and he showed off his silky touches throughout.



Barça Legends, 1
Seleçao Pernambucana, 0

Barça Legends: Bonano, Belletti, Dehú, Aloisio, Saviola, Rivaldo, Giovanni, Edmilson, Mendieta, Sorín and Abidal. Also played: Frank De Boer, Sánchez-Jara, Dani, Simao, Nadal and Goikoetxea.
Seleçao Pernambucana: Bosco, Russo, Sandro, Adriano, Dutra, Everton, Chiquinho, Carlinhos, Denis Marques, Araújo and Gráfite. Also played: Rivaldo.

Goals: 1-0 Giovanni Silva (min 8).

Official: Wilson Silva.

Back to top