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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go back years in battle of GOATS in Riyadh

FeaturedSports NewsWATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go back years in battle of GOATS in Riyadh

Just friendly in nature, a reunion of round machines Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi It was somewhat personal for the Saudi Arabia All-Star XI and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as the two teams clashed in a thrilling encounter at the King Fahd International Stadium on Wednesday. Two of the greatest players in the history of the beautiful game, former El Clasico rivals Messi and Ronaldo, took center stage for the 15th time in a one-off exhibition match in Riyadh.

Giving PSG an early lead in an action-packed contest, Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Messi netted the opener for the Ligue 1 giants inside the first four minutes of the game. Restoring parity in the ‘Messi vs Ronaldo’ contest, CR7 scored the equalizer with a stunning penalty. Minutes before being awarded the spot kick, Ronaldo delivered a nasty blow to PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ cheekbone in the first half of an exhibition match in Riyadh.

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After both GOATS found the back of the net in the first half, the special friendly turned into a goal contest with goals from Marquinhos (43) Sergio Ramos (53) Kylian Mbappe (60 penalty) Hugo Ekteike (78) Jung. given. Hyun-Soo (56) and Anderson Talisca (90+4) at the King Fahd International Stadium.

Ronaldo, who recorded his first outing in oil-rich Saudi Arabia, made a stunning brace before coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute of the contest. Messi, Neymar and Mbappe were also substituted by PSG in the 62nd minute of the game. Ekitike’s first goal, which was also PSG’s fifth, proved to be the difference maker as a star-studded French side edged out a Ronaldo-led Saudi Arabia All-Star XI in a nine-goal thriller in Riyadh.

Goal machine Ronaldo was named Man of the Match for Messi’s stunning brace against PSG. After swapping Europe’s biggest competition at club level (UEFA Champions League) for the Asian Champions League, Ronaldo will be looking forward to making his debut in the Saudi league for his new club Al Nasr. Ronaldo’s Al-Nasr team will coincidentally meet at the King Saud University Stadium on Sunday.


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