Mbappé, Ronaldo and Messi entertained


Cristiano Ronaldo, new Al-Nassr striker, scored twice against PSG on Thursday in a gala match played in Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi had opened the scoring in hurry mode and PSG won at 10.

We have rarely seen that in a friendly context. Announced as a gala match, even a kind of jubilee in tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo, the meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and a selection of Saudi clubs saw red.

Juan Bernat managed to be expelled Thursday on the lawn of the International Stadium of King Fahd in Riyadh. The left side of PSG committed a foul on Al-Dawsari while the latter spun on goal (39e).

A little earlier, Ronaldo had deceived Navas on penalty (1-1, 34e) responding to Lionel Messi’s opener (0-1, 3e). Quite a symbol for the 37th clash between the Portuguese and Argentine stars.

Reduced to 10, Galtier’s men did not hesitate to regain the advantage thanks to Marquinhos (1-2, 43rd) before a new twist: Neymar’s penalty saved by Mohammed Al Owais (45e+3). There were a handful of seconds left in added time and a new sensation occurred: CR7’s double.

The almost 38-year-old striker saw his header sent back by Navas’ post before Ramos, in a panic, gave him a second chance from close range (2-2).

The second period did not fail to delight the Saudi public either. Before the release of the stars of the evening at the hour mark (Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Mbappé), the score still shuddered.

Sergio Ramos (53)e) and Kylian Mbappé (3-4, 60th on pen.) each restored the advantage to PSG in the middle of Hyun-Soo Jang’s goal (3-3, 56e).

Ekitike, he avoided the possibility of a penalty shootout for the Parisians thanks to a powerful shot that cleared the opposing skylight (3-5, 78e).

Donnarumma also conceded his goal in added time, the Italian goalkeeper of PSG bowed to the shot of the Brazilian Talmisca (4-5, 90th + 4).