Three years, four months and 21 days. Or, if you like, 1,240 days, the exact time that Ronaldinho and Leo Messi played together at FC Barcelona. From the time that coach Frank Rijkaard gave the Argentine his first team debut against Espanyol in October 2004 until the Brazilian’s final game for the blaugranes in March 2008, the two formed a lethal partnership in the more than three years they shared a dressing room.
Ronaldinho came to the Club from Paris Saint-Germain, the blaugranes opponents on Wednesday in the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie. Barça need to turn things around in the two legged affair but can boast a Leo Messi in top form with 38 goals already this season in all competition, 10 of which have come in Europe.
Leo Messi’s first ever goal in official competition came from an assist from 'Ronnie', the first of many moments of magic between the two. Enjoy a selection in our video of the two Barça legends in action together!