Deco eyes Porto-Barca match

Deco is reportedly looking to organise a friendly in January between Jose Mourinho’s Porto and Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona teams that he represented.

The Brazilian-born Portugal international retired from the professional game last summer and is set to be honoured with a friendly hosted by Porto during the winter.

Mundo Deportivo report that the 36-year-old is keen for the Portuguese to host Barcelona and that both XIs be formed from players that he played alongside during his respective spells at each side and be coached respectively by Mourinho and Rijkaard.

The playmaker spent five years at Porto, winning the UEFA Cup and then Champions League in his last two years under Mourinho, before moving across to Barcelona, where he lifted two League titles and the Champions League once more under Rijkaard.

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