Cristiano Ronaldo brutally flattened by former Real Madrid teammate in his Saudi debut vs Lionel Messi resulting in 5-4 loss to PSG

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been as the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo is all smiles again after debuting for his new journey in Saudi Arabia while bagging two goals and the Man of The Match.

King Fahd International Stadium was outrageous and electric after the worldwide soccer heroes stepped onto the pitch and fans loved every little thing about it from Messi-Ronaldo admiration to Neymar-Mbappe appreciation.

PSG ended up winning the game and clinching the Riyadh Season Cup after a thrilling 5-4 scoreline which saw a huge performance from the ever-present rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Messi opened the scoring for the visitors inside the 3 minutes and started the mind-blowing game in a fashion no one anticipated.

When the match hit the 33rd minute, Ronaldo’s former teammate and Champions League Winner Keylor Navas caught the Portuguese in the face and the referee pointed to the spot after a lengthy VAR check.

The punch from Navas may have left a mark on Ronaldo’s face, but the Five time Ballon D’or winner has left zero marks to his performance and made no mistake to convert the penalty into a scoreline.

A bizarre red card to Juan Bernat left PSG determined and purposeful as the visitors took the lead via Sergio Ramos goal, assisted by Kylian Mbappe after some trickery from the Frenchman.

A wounded lion is always very dangerous and Ronaldo seemed not too happy after his side conceded the second goal as the veteran took matters into his own hands and equalised once more for Riyadh All Star XI.

After the restart to the second half, the game was little off colour in terms of the presence of the superstars as all of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe were substituted within 65 minutes.

Ekitike and Mbappe scored for PSG and Neymar missed a penalty were the other highlights from the match.

When two forces met, it has to be a firecracker of a scene and last night was no exception. The crowds enjoyed the game whole heartedly as the Saudi Arabian soccer is well and truly on the edge of reaching to it’s glory and Cristiano Ronaldo deserves a whole lot of applause for this.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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