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Ronaldinho helps Barca claim 4-4 draw

Barcelona benefitted from Ronaldinho's magic salvaging a draw with three goals in the last 10 minutes of a friendly football match.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 12:52 IST

Barcelona benefitted from the familiar magic of Ronaldinho on Wednesday, salvaging a 4-4 draw with America of Mexico with three goals in the last 10 minutes of a friendly football match.

The Spanish powerhouse had goals from Mexican Rafael Marquez in the fifth minute, Argentina's Javier Saviola in the 85th, Ronaldinho in the 89th and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o in injury time to earn the draw at Reliant Stadium, home of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo.

Paraguayan striker Nelson Cuevas scored a first-half hattrick for America, with goals in the third, 30th and 44th minutes, with Oleguer Presas's own goal in the 61st boosting the Mexican club's total.

Barcelona now have one victory and two draws in their North American tour, which they opened with a 3-0 victory over Monterrey in Mexico.

That was followed by a 1-1 draw with Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara in Los Angeles.

Barcelona play their last match of the series on Saturday in New York, against the Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.