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The magic never fades

Incredible Ronaldinho no-look assist highlight of El Clasico legends game

Ballon d'Or-winning Brazilian was the star of the show during exhibition in Lebanon with three assists in Barcelona win

Once a magician, always a magician.

Ronaldinho showed why he is one of football’s most-loved players as Barcelona legends beat their Real Madrid counterparts in an El Clasico friendly.

The two-time World Player of the Year produced three assists in a 3-2 win for the Catalans — one of which was a trademark no-look pass.

Ronaldinho was the star for Barcelona once again in Lebanon Clasico exhibition

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How can you not love this man?

The Brazilian superstar produced a stunning no-look chip, perfectly weighted for Ludovic Giuly with the Frenchman slamming home with an emphatic volley.

Barcelona started with the likes of  Eric Abidal, Gianluca Zambrotta, Edgar Davids and Gaizka Mendieta.

While Roberto Carlos, Fernando Morientes and Fernando Sanz were among the big names in action for Real Madrid.

 

Ronaldinho receives the ball with his back to the Real Madrid goal

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Ronaldinho receives the ball with his back to the Real Madrid goal

Without even looking, Ronaldinho spotted Ludovic Giuly making a run

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Ronaldinho spots Ludovic Giuly making a run and dinks a ball over the defence while looking toward the centre-spot

Ludovic Giuly gets on the end of Ronaldinho's no-look pass to make it 1-0

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Giuly smashes home to make it 1-0

The move echoed Giuly’s goal against Milan in the 2006 Champions League semi-final, in which the pair combined in similar fashion at the San Siro.

No-look pass legends goal evokes memory of combination between Ronaldinho and Ludovic Giuly in 2006 Champions League semi-final

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Giuly’s strike in Milan was the only goal over both legs

Pure class from one of the game’s greatest entertainers.