SG vs. Saudi All-Star XI LIVE!
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may have met for the last time on a football pitch as Paris Saint-Germain defeated the Al-Nassr star and a team of Saudi Arabia’s best players in a friendly. Ronaldo received the armband as he led his team-mates from Riyadh’s top clubs to victory against old rivals Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and others.
Ronaldo has yet to play for Al-Nassr since signing a £175million-a-season deal to complete his time at the pinnacle of European football. His competitive debut is due this weekend after serving a suspension he was denied the time at Manchester United, making today also the first appearance for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner since Portugal’s surprise World Cup elimination -Quarterfinals takes place.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his long-awaited debut in Saudi Arabian football as his all-star team from Riyadh defeated Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain 5-4 in a friendly.
Recap the action with our full report!
PSG takes the trophy!
The Riyadh Season Cup is held up by Marquinhos!
Cristiano Ronaldo gets a medal
Complete with a bad bruise on his face from the penalty incident, he watches with a silver medal hanging from his neck.
Next up are the match officials
Shaking hands with the various dignitaries of the referee team.
Next up: PSG lift their trophy!
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Cristiano Ronaldo was voted man of the match with a brace on his debut in Saudi Arabia.
Summary of the second half
What a second half that was!
In the 2-2 draw at half-time, Sergio Ramos scored from a Kylian Mbappé cross before Jang Hyun-soo immediately struck back to level.
After an hour, Mbappe’s penalty made it 4-3 and he was soon substituted alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Hugo Ekitike buried an intelligent counterattack before Talisca’s beautiful long-range shot rounded off a nine-goal encounter.
Nine goals in a thoroughly enjoyable friendly as PSG win.
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!! PSG 5-4 Saudi All Stars
90+3 minutes: Talisca scores with a beauty!
90+2 minutes: Another shot from the hosts is missed after some fine-tuning. Added four minutes.