Another Messi vs Cristiano to kick off 2023: Will it be the last meeting?

Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain are scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia for a friendly that will take place on January 19 against a combined XI from teams Al Hilal and Al Nassr, who announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday.

If the match is confirmed, and both players are called up to participate, it could be one of the last chances to see the two stars playing against each other before they retire.

The news was confirmed by journalist Achraf Ben Ayad. This match was going to take place at the beginning of 2022, but it was canceled due to COVID-19.

Both stars took part in the 2022 World Cup, with Argentina going all the way to the trophy. Meanwhile, Ronaldo parted ways with Manchester United after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan.

The Portuguese star hit out at coach Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners just a few days before his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Ronaldo agreed to join Al Nassr to become the highest paid player worldwide.