Brazil's Ronaldinho was expected to bring out a spectacle in the Premier Futsal 2016, happening in India at the moment, and the former World Cup winner hasn't disappointed us. Very few footballers have been able to be on par with the former Barcelona superstar's dribbling prowess in the football field. In the futsal field too, well, nothing changes.
The 36-year-old turned back time as his team Goa 5s demolished Bengaluru 5s with a 7-2 score at the JLN Indoor stadium in Chennai on Sunday. The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner scored as many as five times in a total of 40 minutes in the match.
The Paul Scholes-led Bengaluru side had no answer to the Goa side as they made use of perfect counter-attacking techniques to keep their opponents completely at bay. The veteran Brazil forward, at one point, was also seen climbing up to the cheerleaders stand after scoring the flurry of goals.
Goa 5s now have won once and lost once in the tournament. They are currently second from Group B -- featuring Bengaluru and Kolkata as the other teams. From Group A, Kochi lead Mumbai and Chennai in the standings.
Ronaldinho, meanwhile, has been linked with the Indian Super League since the inception of the Indian football competition in 2014. However, he never played in any of the two seasons. Whether his recent performances can lure him in playing a part in the ISL 2016 now, it remains to be seen. He also hasn't ruled the possibility either.
"I am uncertain [whether I'll play in the Indian Super League] but I will go to a place where I feel very comfortable and will consider this possibility," Ronaldinho told Reuters.
Watch his goals from Premier Futsal 2016 for Goa: