The Port team of 2004, and the Barcelona team of 2006 went head-to-head in this legend fueled match-up…
The legends of Porto’s 2004, and Barcelona’s 2006 Champions League triumphs turned out in force to honour the retirement of midfielder Deco, who has recently ended his playing career at the age of 36.
Deco, who starred for both clubs during his illustrious career, played for Porto during the first-half before switching shirts at half-time. With the Portuguese side trailing 4-3 going into the final minutes, he switched teams again, and netted the equaliser with the final kick of the game.
Derlei, Benni McCarthy and Edgaras Jankauskas also scored for Porto, while Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o (2) netted for Barcelona, with Deco suitably scoring for both teams.
The full squad lists can be seen below:
FC Porto: Vitor Baia, Nuno, Jorge Costa, Pedro Emanuel, Ricardo Carvalho, Ricardo Costa, Carlos Secretario, Nuno Valente, Paulo Ferreira, Mario Silva, Costinha, Sergio Conceicao, Dmitri Alenichev, Jose Bosingwa, Maniche. Carlos Alberto, Marco Ferreira, Pedro Mendes, Edgaras Jankauskas, Derlei, Cesar Peixoto, Benni McCarthy; Manager: Jose Mourinho
FC Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Albert Jorquera, Juliano Belletti, Rafael Marquez, Carles Puyol, Edmilson, Sylvinho, Oleguer, Thiago Motta, Xavi, Ronaldinho, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Mark van Bommel, Gabri, Andres Iniesta, Henrik Larsson, Ludovic Giuly, Samuel Eto’o, Maxi Lopez, Lionel Messi, Gianluca Zambrotta, Eric Abidal, Diego Milito, Demetrio Albertini; Manager: Frank Riijkaard
The video highlights of the game, which included several stunning goals, can be seen here: