The duo may be supporting players in the storyline in this friendly dominated by Mesi and Ronaldo, but a decisive showing from them could make quite the statement. The eyes are not on them, but they may end up being at the end.
Ronaldo and Messi, who have dominated football’s debate about the greatest of all time (GOAT) for the best part of 10 years, will face off on the pitch on Thursday for the first time since December 2020 when Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been directly involved in 1,894 goals combined at club level.
A new chapter in the celebrated rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will unfurl on Thursday when they meet in an exhibition match as the Portugal forward gears up for his first game in Saudi Arabia since joining Al Nassr.
Saudi businessman buys football’s most expensive ticket, pays £2.2m to see Ronaldo-Messi match
Ahead of Saudi All-Star XI and PSG’s friendly match on Thursday, a Saudi businessman buys football’s most expensive ticket in history to watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lock horns.
As per The Sun’s report, a VIP ticket was made available with the starting bid placed at £220,000 while Musharraf bin Ahmed Al-Ghamdi offered a whopping £2.2m and sealed the deal.
The ticket is said to be the most expensive in the history of soccer and it will give the businessman a chance to meet football stars Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and K Mbappe.
BORN TO SCORE GOALS 🎯🔥 @cristiano pic.twitter.com/moD0IORa0p
— 433 (@433) January 19, 2023
#Cristiano #Ronaldo with his first goal in Saudi Arabia 1-1 pic.twitter.com/CdyR2tE1tH
— FootyRoom (@footyroom) January 19, 2023