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All You Need to Know about Tonight's Messi's PSG vs Ronaldo's Saudi All Star Game

Thu 19 Jan 2023 | 08:12 PM
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Tonight, thousands of fans gathered inside King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh to watch what could be a final dance on the same field between today's football top giants Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The friendly game will take place between Paris-Saint Germain and Saudi All-Star or Riyadh Season Stars.

It is the first face-to-face meeting between Messi and Ronaldo since December 2020 when Juventus defeated Barcelona 3-0 in a Champions League fixture.

The Riyadh- 22-man squad comprises the best of talents from two of the top Saudi teams: Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

Early this week, Cristiano Ronaldo was named the captain of the Saudi team for his Saudi debut after signing with Al Nassr in December. 

Former Brazil international Luiz Gustavo and Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored Saudi Arabia's historic winning goal against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup, were named among the participants.

The Saudi squad consist of: Goalkeepers: Amin Bukhari, Mohammed Al-Owais

Defenders: Saud Abdulhamid, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Jang Hyun-soo, Khalifah Al-Dawsari, Ali Lajami, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdullah Madu, Sultan Al-Ghannam

Midfielders: Abdullah Otayf, Mohammed Kanno, Andre Carrillo, Matheus Pereira, Luis Gustavo, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Sami Al-Naji, Talisca, Pity Martinez, Salem Al-Dawsari

Forwards: Moussa Marega, Cristiano Ronaldo 

Regarding PSG, Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi could join Neymar and Messi in the front three.

Messi is also expected to headline the Paris-based team.

The squad of PSG include: Goalkeepers: Navas, Rico, Letellier, Donnarumma

Defenders: Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Bernat, Mukiele, Pembele

Midfielders: Verratti, Ruiz, Pereira, Vitinha, Sanches, Soler

Forwards: Mbappe, Neymar Jr, Messi, Ekitike