VIDEO: Ronaldinho features as Ismael Blanco scores in thriller
Egypt-eligible Ismael Blanco scored as FC Barcelona legend Ronaldinho made his sole appearance for Ecuador’s Barcelona SC, as stipulated by his contract.
Ronaldinho had agreed a one-match contract with the Ecuadorian side earlier this month.
Damien Diaz scored twice in the first half as the teams entered the break at 2-2, with the legendary Brazilian assisting the second.
Blanco then scored his side’s third goal of the match in the 57th minute, after involvement by the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner.
11 minutes later, the striker of Egyptian descent played a glorious backheel pass to Ronaldinho, but the latter’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper.
The were two further goals from Cristhian Penilla and Ponce for each side, as the match ended 4-3 to Barcelona.
Barcelona finished in sixth place in the 2015 Ecuador Serie A Clausura, the second round of the Ecuadorian top division, as Blanco scored four goals and assisted three.
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