Paris Saint-Germain won at the expense of Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr, 5-4, during the match that was held between them today, Thursday, for the Riyadh Season XI, at King Fahd International Stadium, in a match that will witness the historic confrontation between the best duo in the world, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently joined the ranks of the world. And Argentine Lionel Messi, the star of the Parisian team.
The goals of Paris Saint-Germain were scored by Lionel Messi, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Kylian Mbappe (penalty kick), and Hugo Iketiki in the 3rd, 43rd, 54th, 60th, and 78th minutes, respectively, while the goals of Al Nasr and Al Hilal were Cristiano Ronaldo (two goals). ), Hyun Soo Jung, and Anderson Talisca in the 34th, 45th, 57th, and 90th minutes, respectively.
Mohammed Al Owais, the goalkeeper of Al Hilal and Al Nasr, succeeded in blocking a penalty kick in stoppage time, which was awarded to PSG and was paid by the Brazilian Neymar da Silva.
The players gathered strong competition between 2009 and 2018 when both played in LaLiga, with Messi in Barcelona and Ronaldo in Real Madrid.
The Portuguese Ronaldo, who recently moved to the Saudi Al-Nassr club, won the captaincy of the “Riyadh Season” team, noting that Argentine Marcelo Gallardo will lead the team as a coach.
Messi and Ronaldo have not met face-to-face since December 8, 2020, after Juventus, for whom Ronaldo played against Barcelona, led Lionel Messi, faced off at the famous Camp Nou stadium, during the group stage of the Champions League, when Ronaldo’s team won 3-0, so the date will be repeated between the two stars. After more than two years in Riyadh.
Historically, Messi and Ronaldo met face to face in 37 matches in all competitions, during which Messi’s team won 17 matches, and Ronaldo’s team won 11, with 9 draws between the two parties.
Messi and Ronaldo tied, with the duo scoring 23 goals each.
The formation of the Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr teams was as follows:
Muhammad Al Owais, Sultan Al Ghanem, Ali Al Bulayhi, Jang Hyun Soo, Saud Abdul Hamid, Luis Gustavo, Muhammad Kno, Matthews Pereira, Anderson Talisca, Andre Carrillo, Cristiano Ronaldo.
While the formation of Paris Saint-Germain came as follows:
Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Vitinha, Fabian Ruiz, Danilo, Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi.