Ronaldinho reminded the world on Friday that, even aged 37, he still has it, and his main victim was poor former Manchester United winger Jesper Blomqvist.
The Brazilian was taking part in a legends game between Barcelona and Man United at the Nou Camp, with goals from Blomqvist, Karel Poborsky and Dwight Yorke helping the visitors to a 3-1 win.
There is no point in trying to describe this; just watch.
This is much more than poetry in motion; poetry is planned out and thought about. What we are seeing here is a refined, unique and indeed universally adored creative process unfolding in front of our very eyes.
None of what he does is planned; Ronaldinho has always been special because his brilliance is rooted in instinctive innovation, as a kind of perfect, unstoppable reaction to what surrounds him, and Blomqvist will probably feel both blessed and cursed to have been the subject of the Brazilian’s charm.
Perhaps a loan move could be in order, Jose?