Watch Robbie Keane score in Vincent Kompany testimonial
Sept. 12, 2019
The Boro assistant boss showed a flash of quality in a game packed with football legends
He's still got it...
Robbie Keane showed a flash of instinctive movement and killer instinct as he scored in the star-studded Vincent Kompany testimonial match.
The Boro assistant boss stroked home for the Premier League All Stars in 2-2 draw with a Manchester City All Stars side in front of a 51,602 crowd at the Etihad Stadiium as the long time skipper bowed out.
Keane, now 39, got a first half leveller, darting into the box onto a cushioned square-ball from Robin Van Persie after Ryan Giggs chipped into the danger area.
He then staged a very modern celebration, miming a VAR assessment and then pointing to the centre-circle.
Just before that there was a flash of frustration too as he broke clear and demanded a square ball but Van Persie shot and brought a good save.
Keane was in an All-Stars managed by Roberto Martinez and Thierry Henry.
The team included Edwin Van Der Sar, Shay Given, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, Jamie Carragher, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Giggs, Rafael Van Der Vaart, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira, Keane, Van Persie, Tim Cahill and Darius Vassell. Which is not bad.
The City legends side, managed by Pep Guardiola, featured Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Pablo Zabaleta, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Nigel de Jong, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Dietmar Hamann, Martin Petrov, Craig Bellamy, Sergio Aguero and Benjani.
Kompany, now manager at Anderlecht, missed his own testimonial with an injury but was hailed as he took to the pitch before the game. He is donating all proceeds from the game to homeless projects around Manchester.
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