PSG vs Riyadh All Star XI: The high-profile match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Riyadh All Star XI in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, on Thursday was all goals. The stadium in Riyadh was packed for this match. The audience’s excitement to watch Messi and Ronaldo face off was palpable. Ronaldo scored two goals, but his side, Riyadh All Stars, could not overcome the star-studded French champions. The match was won by PSG 5-4.
The atmosphere was electric when the two best players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, entered the stadium. The supporters’ joy was multiplied when these huge players scored back-to-back goals. The match was of utmost importance to the football fans around the world as it could be the last time that the two of the greatest face each other on the pitch.
Messi initiated, and Ronaldo scored twice
Within the opening three minutes of the game, Lionel Messi handed PSG the lead. Following that, Ronaldo scored in the 34th minute to equalise for Riyadh All-Star. Here, Marquinhos scored in the 43rd minute to put PSG back ahead, but Ronaldo (45+6) equalised shortly before halftime to tie the game at 2-2.
Exciting game full of goals
PSG’s left back Juan Bernat was sent off early in the first half. In such a case, the PSG side played the entire game with only 10 players. Nonetheless, it did not hold back in attacking.
Sergio Remos put PSG ahead in the 53rd minute with a goal, but Jang equalised for Riyadh All Star XI three minutes later. PSG took a 5-3 lead after French superstar Killian Mbappe scored in the 60th minute and Hugo Ekitike scored in the 78th minute.
Talisca scored a goal for Riyadh in injury time, but nothing changed. Riyadh All Star XI had to lose by a score of 5-4.
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