Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nassr) and Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) both tasted the goal in the ‘Meho Daejeon’, which might be the last.
Even defender Jang Hyeon-soo (31, Al-Hilal) from the Korean national team started scoring, and the ‘Meho Daejeon’ ended magnificently with a ‘goal feast’ in which 9 goals were scored.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG, France) won 5-4 in a friendly match against the Al-Nasr-Al-Hilal All-Star team held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on the 20th (Korean time).
This match attracted attention as Ronaldo’s debut match, which stirred the world when he left Europe at the end of last month and joined Al-Nassr, a professional football club in Saudi Arabia.
In front of Ronaldo, who wore the captain’s armband and played as a starter, Messi took the lead first.
Messi, who was part of PSG’s ‘Super Luxurious Three Top’ along with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, scored the opening goal in the 3rd minute of the game.
Messi, who received an infiltrating pass from the rear on the left side of the penalty area, finished with a calm left-footed shot, ignoring the goalkeeper who advanced to reduce the angle.
Ronaldo, who showed off a sharp shot, also struck back by winning a penalty kick during an aerial contest in the 34th minute of the first half.
Ronaldo, who started as a kicker, performed his signature ‘heavy rain ceremony’ after successfully kicking, drawing cheers from 68,000 fans who filled the stadium.
PSG took the lead again with Marquinhos’ goal in the 43rd minute of the first half, but Ronaldo scored one more goal and the match returned to square one in extra time in the first half.
Ronaldo jumped up from a cross from the left flank and returned it to his head, but the ball bounced off the post.
Then he rushed again and shook the net with a left-footed shot.
Just before the start of the second half, as Mbappe approached, Ronaldo showed some composure with a smile as he showed his swollen face injured in an aerial contest with PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
At the beginning of the second half, the defenders of both teams exchanged goals one by one.
When Sergio Ramos shook the net with his right foot after receiving a cutback from Mbappe in the 8th minute of the second half, Jang Hyun-soo, the central defender of the Saudi Arabian team, scored a header from a corner kick 3 minutes later.
In the 15th minute of the second half, Mbappe succeeded in a penalty kick, leading PSG to a 4-3 lead.
Immediately after being replaced by Al-Hilal’s Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira, Ronaldo left the ground amid cheers from the crowd.
Then, Messi also headed to the bench, replacing Iliyes Husni.
PSG launched a counterattack in the 33rd minute of the second half, when Hugo Ekitike drove the ball from the center circle to the goal, then fired a cool right-footed shot to score the 5th goal. 메이저놀이터
In the second half of extra time, Al Nasr’s attacking midfielder Anderson Taliska shook the net with a left-footed mid-range shot, ending the ‘goal feast’ with 9 goals.