Deco relishes on-pitch reunion with former rival Ryan Giggs at Premier Futsal

Renowned playmaker Deco was one of the legendary former stars in action in Dubai on Friday night during the UAE-leg of the Premier Futsal 2017 Finals.
 
The Portuguese star, who won two Champions League titles with Porto and Barcelona in a glittering career, captained Telugu Tigers to a thrilling 5-4 first-leg semi-final victory over Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai Warriors side at Al Wasl Football Club.
 
Just like old times, Deco and Giggs clashed in midfield – a sight we saw frequently between 2008-10 when the now 40-year-old plied his trade in the Premier League with Chelsea.
 
“We respect each other, Giggs was one of the best players of his generation and a legend of Manchester United,” Deco told Sport360°.
 
“They had a lot of fantastic players over that period, the likes of Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand, it was a fantastic generation. It’s a pleasure for me to play against him.”
 
The Tigers and Warriors will play the second-leg of their last four meeting on Saturday – with the winner going on to face either Ronaldinho’s Delhi Dragons or Scholes-led outfit Bengaluru Royals in Sunday’s showpiece final.
 
Former Barcelona and Chelsea star Deco enjoyed coming up against Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs again during the Premier Futsal 2017 Finals in Dubai on Friday night.
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