Rivals are made great and remembered not by spectacular moments on the field, but by gestures towards opponents and respect for each other. The world has witnessed this through Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during their careers. gave Lionel Messi–Cristiano Ronaldo The GOAT debate may have reached its final stage in the twilight of his career and currently far from the prospect of a fight for the trophy, but on Thursday evening when he played an exhibition match at Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium. Lai Mile, considered to be the last dance in their famous rivalry, the two tried to take the fans back in time. But what went viral after the match was Ronaldo’s million dollar post on this epic Messi moment of the game.
This match was not important for either team. But for the thousands who flocked to the venue and the millions glued to their television sets on Thursday evening, there was plenty of entertainment as both Ronaldo and Messi found their names on the scoresheet in a memorable finale. Goal Festival is over.
PSG took the lead twice in the first half, with Messi and Marquinhos finding the back of the net but both thwarted by Ronaldo’s brace. The contest, although friendly, remained neck-and-neck in the second half before a 78th-minute strike from Hugo Ekatek finally made the difference as PSG won 5-4.
After the match, Ronaldo shared a post on Twitter with photos from the exhibition tie, including a handshake and hug with Messi before the kick-off whistle. He tweeted, “Great to be back on the pitch, and on the scoresheet!! And good to see some old friends!”
“We saw a lot of goals in a fantastic stadium with an incredible atmosphere,” PSG coach Christophe Gaultier said. “Tonight, we played in a lively stadium with great support. I enjoyed the way they honored the many stars on the pitch.”