Game winning bicycle kick that put Barcelona into the Champions League and completed his hattrick. The importance of this goal, all three of his goals, is incredible, at stake was a place in the Champions League and all the money that goes with it for the club, TV deals and so on.
Like many before him, Rivaldo found in football a game he loved and a hope for salvation. Born into stark poverty, the hardship of his childhood almost ruined Rivaldo's dream. As a child he lost teeth decayed by malnutrition, and his poor diet left him dangerously thin, bow-legged and muscularly underdeveloped for his height.