Cristiano Ronaldo after Lionel Messi’s match against PSG: “It’s nice to see old friends”
After signing with Al-Nassr of the Saudi Pro League, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to have his first minutes in Saudi Arabia as the top figure of the All-Stars of the Riyadh Season against Paris Saint-Germain de Lionel MessiKylian Mbappé and Neymar, in a match in which he was able to score a brace to debut in the country that holds a new adventure in his career.
In a meeting that It meant stepping on a pitch again in the eyes of the world after leaving Manchester Uniteddue to problems with Erik ten Hag, and the World Cup in Qatar 2022 in which he was relegated to the bench of the Portugal National Team, Cristiano was chosen the ‘Man of the Match’ in the duel that took place at the King Fahd Stadium.
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A few hours after the exhibition match held in Saudi territory, the number ‘7′ and captain of the best players of Al-Nassr together with Al-Hilalposted on his Instagram account: “So happy to be back on the field and on the scorer list! It’s nice to see some old friends”.
In the publication made by the record man of Real Madrid and Portugal you can see images of the sequence of him celebrating one of his goals with the classic ‘Yes!’, the execution of his penalty, the greeting with Leo Messi and the post-match receiving the ‘Man of the Match’, because despite the 5-4 defeat he was the only footballer who scored a couple of times and is the new superstar in Arabia.
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The historic Lusitanian remembered those footballers with whom he has shared on the pitch, either as rivals or as teammates, in a match that saw Messi again on the field after having had his last confrontation at the end of 2020 in a Champions League Barcelona vs Juventus (0-3) where he was also able to score a double.
Besides this, in the tunnel heading towards the pitch he greeted Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos, who triumphed with him at Real Madrid by achieving a significant number of titles, including the three-time UEFA Champions League title.
Finally, Moments before the start of the second half, he exchanged feelings with Kylian Mbappé and showed him the blow that Navas gave him in the penalty kick that represented the temporary 1-1. It should be noted that the French figure has repeatedly shown his admiration for him and Cristiano recognizes his quality as a player.
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The beginning of his stage in Saudi lands occurred with this friendly duel against PSG, but its debut in the Saudi Pro League will take place next Sunday, January 22, when Al-Nassr meets Al-Ettifaq for matchday 14in his quest to regain leadership after Al-Ittihad’s victory this Thursday (3-0 vs. Al-Feiha).