• Ronaldo, Messi set for Riyadh showdown 2024

    Ronaldo messi set for riyadh showdown 2024 - nigeria newspapers online
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    Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr next February in the Riyadh Season Cup.

    Eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who joined the US squad in July and sparked a championship run in the League Cup against US and Mexican clubs, is expected to meet Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

    Messi led Argentina to last year’s World Cup crown and has long been a rival of Portugal captain Ronaldo.

    The upcoming Riyadh Season Cup 2024 promises a footballing extravaganza as iconic players from across the globe assemble for a showdown that transcends borders.

    Miami’s Inter, captained by the legendary Lionel Messi, doesn’t just rely on the Argentine maestro but boasts the inclusion of his former Barcelona comrades Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. This trio’s collective efforts secured an impressive five La Liga crowns during their tenure at the iconic Spanish club.

    On the opposing front, Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Champions League victor, leads Al Nassr, joined by former Liverpool sensation Sadio Mane and former Inter Milan captain Marcelo Brozovic. Their collective prowess sets the stage for a formidable challenge.

    Notably, last January witnessed Ronaldo’s maiden appearance in Saudi Arabia donning the Al Nassr colours.

    He featured in a Riyadh All-Star XI that engaged in a memorable clash against a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side.

    This match, which showcased the likes of Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Sergio Ramos, culminated in a thrilling 5-4 victory for PSG, encapsulating the captivating essence of football brilliance on display.

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