Ronaldo can face Messi in Saudi !!!
Striker Cristiano Ronaldo can confront Lionel Messi when PSG go to Saudi Arabia to play a friendly at the end of this month.
According to Sunsport, PSG once planned to go to Saudi Arabia to play a friendly match with the All Stars team, including stars from the two most famous teams in this country, the reigning AFC Champions League champion Al Hilal and Al Nassr – Ronaldo’s new club , under the guidance of former manager Arsene Wenger.
The match was part of the Riyadh Season Cup, scheduled to take place at the end of January 2022, but postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. PSG and two Saudi Arabian clubs will have a meeting in the near future to finalize the time to hold the friendly match. The French capital club is likely to travel to West Asia for a tour, when Ligue 1 takes a two-week break from January 16 to 30. The friendly match could be held on January 19.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ronaldo is eligible to be part of All Stars Saudi Arabia, having completed joining Al Nassr. If he plays, Ronaldo can pair with many famous teammates, who have been main players in Europe, including former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, former Villarreal and Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez, Ivory Coast player Ghislain Konan, former midfielder defender Luiz Gustavo – who won the Champions League with Bayern, former Benfica Talisca prodigy, former Man Utd striker Odion Ighalo and former Porto striker Moussa Marega.
Meanwhile, Messi is not sure to attend, because he has just finished a long vacation after winning the 2022 World Cup with Argentina and has not returned to PSG. “If Ronaldo and Messi are involved in this friendly match, it could be the last or one of the last times fans see two great players face to face on the field,” AS commented.
In 36 confrontations on the field, Messi scored 22 and assisted 12 goals, helping the host club win 16 matches, while Ronaldo scored 21 and created one goal, enjoying the joy of winning 11 times. The last time these two stars met was in December 2020, when Ronaldo scored a penalty double to help Juventus beat Barca 3-0 in the Champions League group stage.
On January 3, Ronaldo debuted Al Nassr under a contract until June 2025, with the world’s highest salary of $ 75 million per year. If you add advertising and sponsorship, the Portuguese striker can earn up to 200 million USD per year. Ronaldo has trained for the first time and can play his first match against Al Taee on January 5.
Meanwhile, Messi is likely to return to PSG today 4/1. At the 2022 World Cup, Messi scored seven goals, including a brace in the final against France, helping Argentina win the Gold Cup for the third time. As a result, the Argentine captain was awarded the World Cup Golden Ball – the award for the best player in the tournament at Qatar 2022, and won the best player award five times.
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