When Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Saudi Arabia, becoming a member of Al-Nassr in a possible USD 200 million deal, followers’ hopes of seeing him play towards Lionel Messi have been all misplaced. However, the 2 superstars of the Lovely Recreation have been noticed on the identical discipline once more as Ronaldo featured for an All-Star XI towards Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain in a pleasant conflict on Friday. The demand for tickets at King Fahd Stadium had already skyrocketed, and hundreds of thousands gathered in entrance of their tv units to identify the 2 GOATs tackle one another as soon as once more.
Whereas Ronaldo was assembly various pals, together with Sergio Ramos and Neymar, the web broke free when the Portuguese footballer greeted his greatest-rival Messi. The movies of Messi and Ronaldo’s meet and greet gone viral on social media.
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Leo Messi, Mbappé, and Neymar with Cristiano Ronaldo earlier than the match! pic.twitter.com/alIddJMOhI
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi embracing earlier than a match for what may be the final time.
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As for the match, PSG went all the way down to 10-man after Juan Bernat was sent-off early within the recreation. But, the French membership went on to safe a 5-4 victory over Al Nassr-Al Hilal XI, with Messi opening the scoring.
Ronaldo too scored a few targets however that wasn’t sufficient for his staff to stop a defeat towards the mighty Europeans.
It was solely becoming that Messi and Ronaldo have been the primary ones to attain, with the Argentine legend doing so simply three minutes in. Nonetheless, Ronaldo fought again and scored on a penalty kick within the thirty fourth minute.
Defender Marquinhos gave PSG the lead once more within the forty fourth minute. Ronaldo then managed his second objective, in the course of the harm time of the primary half, tying the match on the break.
The forwards and backwards continued within the second half with Sergio Ramos giving PSG a short-lived 3-2 lead (53′). Jang Hyun-Soo levelled it at three all three minutes later.
French celebrity Kylian Mbappe pushed PSG forward – once more – with a objective off a penalty kick at 60′.
Shortly after, Ronaldo (61′) and Messi (62′) got here off the sphere.
Hugo Ekitike prolonged PSG’s lead, scoring within the 78th minute to make it 5-3. Al Nassr by no means gave up with Anderson Talisca giving his aspect a fourth objective late within the recreation (90′ 4′) however it wasn’t sufficient.
After the sport, Ronaldo shared a lovely put up on social media, saying it was “nice to see some old friends”.
With ANI inputs
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