LUIS FIGO made short work of Roberto Carlos in a game of giants – using a towering mascot to troll the pocket-sized Brazil icon.
The old pals were lining up for Real legends as they beat their Barcelona counterparts 3-2 in an exhibition clash.
But his sharpest action came before kick-off when he roped in the tallest mascot to stand next to 5ft 6ins icon Carlos, also 48.
The former left-back soon realised the prank – and roared with laughter.
But although the Real duo impressed out in the middle, they never quite reached the heights of Ronaldinho, a mere stripling at 41.
The former Barca wizard conjured up some of the weaves and jinks of his Nou Camp pomp, circa 2003-2008.
Ronaldinho’s midfield team-mate Deco, plus opposite number Ivan Campo in the Real line-up, also gave classy throwback performances.
Ex-Bernabeu duo Pedro Munitis and Alfonso Perez overturned Ronaldinho’s penalty opener, each netting within two second-half minutes.
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Former Barcelona fringe midfielder Jofre Mateu made it 2-2.
But Rube de la Red hit a fittingly outstanding winner for Real.
That was no small achievement for Figo, Carlos and Co as Barca looked stronger on paper, with Rivaldo and Javier Saviola backing up Ronaldinho and Deco.
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