Zidane and Kaka shine in charity match

LISBON - Zinedine Zidane and Kaka led an All-Star side against a team of current and former Benfica players on Monday, with proceeds from the United Nations charity game going to victims of the Haiti earthquake.

UN goodwill ambassador Zidane and Real Madrid's Kaka were joined by Luis Figo, Rui Costa, Thierry Henry, Pavel Nedved and Edgar Davids in front of a capacity crowd of 65,000 at Benfica's Luz Stadium.

"By coming to the stadium people have done a great thing. I am very happy we can do something to help," said former France playmaker Zidane after the 3-3 draw.

"This is a very good cause, that's why there are so many players here. Football is with the people of Haiti," said Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal who was in charge of the All-Star team.

The January 12 quake killed up to 200,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more Haitians injured and homeless.

After a minute's silence for the victims, Portugal great Eusebio took centre stage for a ceremonial kick-off and Italian referee Pierluigi Collina came out of retirement for the occasion.

Brazil playmaker Kaka put the All-Star team ahead before Nuno Gomes struck twice for the home side.

Zidane set up the equaliser for Robert Pires only for Eder Luis to restore Benfica's lead in the 60th minute.

The last goal of the night was scored by Frenchman Christophe Dugarry in the 85th minute.