It is likely that tonight’s match between Riyadh XI and PSG (17:00 GMT) will be the final match between Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of this era.
Ronaldo terminated his contract with Manchester United amicably on December 31 and signed a two-and-a-half-year free agent contract with Al-Nassr.
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According to Rudi Garcia, the manager of Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly play only 45 minutes against Lionel Messi tonight.
A few weeks ago, Cristiano Ronaldo met down with his close buddy and British journalist Piers Morgan.
And CR7 was glowing in his appreciation for Lionel Messi when the latter asked him about the Argentinean great.
“Amazing player, is magic, top… As a person, we share the stage 16 years, imagine, 16 years. We share“, Ronaldo said of Messi, as per the Mirror.
On December 9, 2020, Messi and Ronaldo last faced off, with CR7 scoring a brace to help Juventus defeat Barcelona 3-0 at Camp Nou.
“I therefore get along well with him. I’m not his friend in the traditional sense; by friend, I mean the person who spoke on the phone with you when you were in his company, but it’s more like a teammate.
“He’s a guy that I really respect the way he always speak about me. Even his wife or my wife, my girlfriend, they always respect and they’re from Argentina. My girlfriend is from Argentina. So good. What I am going to say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football“, he added.