Messi vs Ronaldo: Clash in Saudi Arabia on Feb 1
Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi in the United States. The two superstars who went to the two ends of the world in football will meet again in the football field? That question was answered.
If everything goes well, the Messi-Ronaldo duel will be seen at the Riyadh Season Cup in Saudi Arabia on February 1. Messi's Miami will play against Ronaldo's Al Nasr on this day. Before that, Miami will play against Al Hilal on January 29. Messi's club Inter Miami confirmed the news in a statement early this morning Bangladesh time. This will be the first international tour in Miami's history.
Messi will play against Neymar's Al Hilal at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. The match will start at 12 midnight Bangladesh time. Neymar is now out of the field due to injury. There is no possibility of him returning to the field before this match. So far, Al Hilal has topped the Saudi Pro League with 66 titles, the highest in Asia.
On the other hand, Messi will face Ronaldo 2 days later, at the Kingdom Arena. This match will also start at 12 pm Bangladesh time. Messi and Ronaldo have met 35 times before. Head-to-head Messi has won 16 matches, Ronaldo 10. In these matches, Messi scored 21 goals and assisted 12 times. Ronaldo scored 20 goals and assisted 1 goal.
Miami's statement also informed that tickets for this match can be purchased on the WeBook website. Apart from this, where the match will be telecasted, more information will be given later. Other pre-season tours will be announced in the coming weeks. Some of Miami's preseason schedule has already been finalized. Messi will play Miami against El Salvador in January. They will also play a friendly match against Hong Kong in February.
"This is a great opportunity to build lasting relationships with soccer-mad fans," said Inter Miami Chief Business Officer Javier Asensi. We are thrilled to build relationships with new supporters in Saudi Arabia. This match will give us an important test, which will help us decide our strategy for the new season. We are excited about our two group matches against Al Nasr-Al Hilal.
The news agency AFP reported the news of Miami in early December. However, this news was rejected by Messi's club Miami. Ronaldo played for the All-Star XI against PSG in a 5-4 defeat last January after joining Al Nasr. Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe played in that match for PSG. Ronaldo scored in that match. Messi scored.