Two goals from Ronaldo and a late Ronaldinho penalty were enough to secure 3-2 win for world champions Brazil in their friendly match against South Korea.

Ronaldinho’s penalty kick on 90 minutes, gave Brazil and somewhat fortunate win, after the hosts had twice taken the lead.

“They are a strong team,” admitted Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho was also full of praise for the Koreans.

“Whoever is going to play against the Korean team in the next world cup should prepare a lot,” he said.

South Korea went ahead on seven minutes when striker Seol Ki-hyeon headed in a free kick from Ahn Jung-hwan.

Ronaldo levelled the scores on 16 minutes, showing great composure to latch onto a Ze Roberto through ball, before neatly.

South Korea deservedly regained the lead when World Cup hero Ahn the man who scored the golden goal winner against Italy in the summer – put them back in front on 58 minutes.

However, nine minutes later and Ronaldo was on target again to bring the scores level, and it was the WorldCup’s leading scorer who was brought down for the penalty which Ronaldinho converted in the final minute.

The match marked the final international appearances for Korean captain Hong Myung-bo and striker Hwang Sun-Hong.