When it comes to legends games, it’s clear that many of the old timers are simply nowhere near their playing shape, often making for slow-paced games that don’t make for a necessarily good watch. That’s why you wonder how come they don’t play more of these futsal games. With less room to run and a bigger focus on tricks, it’s the perfect setting for legends to entertain and fans to recall their greatness.
Just check out the highlights of this futsal “Clasico” held in Kuwait between past Barcelona and Real Madrid greats. There’s Juliano Belletti fooling Madrid keeper Bodo Illgner not once, but twice, from long distance; then there’s Luis Figo busting out the skill moves at the 7:22 mark, and plenty in between.
Apparently, Michael Owen and (surprisingly) Illgner were the only ones out of the bunch still hip enough to know what Twitter is. Luckily, they provided some commentary and pictures for the rest of the world.
Didn’t think I’d be wearing this kit again in an El Classico. pic.twitter.com/WgIKaGqE8i— michael owen (@themichaelowen)
— michael owen (@themichaelowen)
Baia, Mendieta, Zambrotta, Belletti y Kluivert para el Barca. pic.twitter.com/aXY601l4VS— Bodo Illgner (@Bodo_Illgner)
Here we are mixing it with our old rivals pic.twitter.com/0jog1M45cK— michael owen (@themichaelowen)
In the end, Real Madrid’s legends came out on top, winning 9-5. Let’s hope that we see more of these futsal matches in the future.