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PSG, Lionel came out on top in Messi v. Ronaldo Riyadh battle


Cristiano Ronaldo led a Riyadh Season select XI of players chosen from Al-Hilal and his new club, Al-Nassr, against a Paris Saint-Germain team featuring Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.


When Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Al-Nassr on the last day of 2022, he couldn’t have imagined that his first match in his new home of Saudi Arabia would be against a team that included his great rival Lionel Messi.


But, having missed his new club’s last two matches due to a ban from his time at Manchester United, fate decreed that Ronaldo will make his long-awaited bow in the Riyadh Season Cup, a friendly match between a local select eleven and Paris Saint-Germain.

He did not let his new army of adoring fans down either, scoring twice as the French champions eventually ran out 5-3 winners over the Riyadh Season XI.

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