Ronaldinho, this time had a foot in both camps as the Copa America saw his former Barcelona teammate and friend Lionel Messi take on his native Brazil.
In the end, the legend admitted that he was torn during the game, telling 101: “I was sad that the Selecao lost but happy for Messi.
“It was a storm of emotions, that’s how it is when a friend like Messi faces Brazil.
“Brazil have a strong squad. Each time they reach a World Cup they know the meaning of it.
“I believe that eventually, it will lead them to winning it again.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldinho and Messi played together for four seasons before the Brazilian icon left the Blaugrana for AC Milan.
Lionel Messi has gone on to cement his place in Barcelona history with a record 672 goals and 305 assists in 778 appearances for the club. Incredible!
The international trophy was extremely important for his legacy and now only a World Cup stands between Messi and having achieved absolutely everything in his career.
Can he get his hands to that come Qatar 2022?