PSG will face a combined team of Al Nassr and Al Hilal as part of their middle east tour friendly at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh on January 19.
After previously confirming the match, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be in the dance for the final time and goosebumps have already waving among the fans.
Over 2 million people requested tickets to witness Cristiano Ronaldo's first game in Saudi Arabia against PSG, sources have told ESPN 🤯 pic.twitter.com/wLeIPoP57P
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 12, 2023
However, a domestic struggle left PSG wounded after the final game before the break went on a lost cause against Rennes and they are desperate to hit the season running with mesmerizing performance they often pulled off.
A change in environment is a change of mentality is what PSG will be looking forward to after reaching Doha on Wednesday. The Christophe Galtier’s men are travelling to Riyadh on Thursday for the clash of royals.
Leo Messi, Neymar, Mbappé, Hakimi and Sergio Ramos 😁⚽️https://t.co/NOxdfOz7pz
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) January 18, 2023
PSG suffered a total amount of $389 million loss during the 2021/22 season, thanks to their starmen trio of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar with sky rocketing wages. They are trying to emulate everything possible to alleviate the figure into double digits this season.
Nasser Al Khelaifi, president of PSG, is indeed one of the richest man in the world, but he too is reluctant not to waste money on unreal cause as the French Ligue 1 champion failed to deliver him the most prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy.
💡PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi, reveals ideas to grow #ChampionsLeague.
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As reported by L’Équipe, PSG will pocket more than €10 million on the event named “Beyond Imagination” for the friendly match against the Saudi Pro League team, combination of Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
The sanction will definitely ease PSG’s loss a bit but more importantly, Galtier will be searching for answers from his players as the match could turn out to be a motivation for many of his troops.
PSG vs Al Nassr
One. Last. Dance. pic.twitter.com/R0jU9SWrtk
— sensí (@XKAIL4S) January 19, 2023
The most anticipated match will kick off at 8.00 PM local time (12.00 ET, 17.00 GMT) and already fans are travelling to the capital of Saudi Arabia to witness the greats battling for one last time.