PSG-Riyadh season team: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé… all the goals of the game (video)

PSG-Riyadh season team: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé… all the goals of the game (video)

Against a selection of the best players from the Saudi clubs Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr, PSG won this Thursday in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) despite a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo outnumbered (5-4).

The show was on point. This Thursday’s prestigious friendly between PSG and a selection of the best players from Saudi clubs Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr was rich in events and goals. No wonder given the quality of the players present on the lawn of Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium, the scene of the long-awaited reunion between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And the two megastars stood out in front of a cheerful crowd. It was Lionel Messi who struck first. A deep serve from Neymar, the seven-time Ballon d’Or opened the scoring with a cross from the 3rd minutee minute of the game. But the Portuguese, who was playing his first-ever game in Saudi Arabia since signing for Al-Nassr, answered him minutes later (34′).e). The ex-Mancunier converted a penalty he scored with an elbow in Ronaldo’s face after a completely missed exit from Keylor Navas.

Events then followed very quickly with the ejection of Juan Bernat for a gross foul in a counter-attack by the Saudi team. Outnumbered, PSG got the lead again thanks to Marquinhos (43rd). In 1st-half stoppage time, Neymar had a chance to improve the goal but the Brazilian saw his penalty saved by Mohammed Al-Owais who dived down the right side. And Cristiano Ronaldo, very smart, just before the break ensured the tie (45 + 4). A double that notably allowed him to be voted man of the match.

In the second half, the capital club took the lead through Sergio Ramos after a cross from Kylian Mbappé, who had already passed through to Marquinhos’ goal (53′).e). A short-lived advantage, as Hyun-soo Jang equalized with a header (56e). But Kylian Mbappé also scored his goal from the penalty spot as a one-two by wrong-footing the opposing goalkeeper before Hugo Ekitike, who came on on the hour, sealed PSG’s victory with a powerful goal (78th minute).e) despite the realization of Talisca at the very end of the game (90th + 4).

With this success, at the end of an express tour in Qatar and then in Saudi Arabia, PSG somewhat changed their ideas after beating in the league (1-0) in Rennes on Sunday and before the clash with USA Pays de Cassel had collected. Monday, in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France.

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