Messi, and Ronaldo on target in 9-goal thriller Saudi friendly

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were on target at the King Fahd International Stadium where Paris Saint-Germain beat Al Nasr, and Al Hillal All Stars 5-4 in a friendly game on Thursday.

The match was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first for his new club Al Nassr after serving the ban which delayed his debut.

Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the game, but Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for the Saudi all-star team from the penalty spot.

Paris Saint-Germain were reduced to 10-man when Juan Bernat was sent off in the 39th minute five minutes after Ronaldo’s goal.

Despite playing with a player less, Paris Saint-Germain took the lead through Marquinhos in the 43rd minute of the game.

Neymar had the chance to increase Paris Saint-Germain’s lead in the 45+3 minutes but he missed from the 12-yard to continue PSG penalty woes.

Shortly after Neymar’s miss, Cristiano Ronaldo scored an excellent goal to equalize for Saudi select going into the break.

Ronaldo’s header crashed against the woodwork and he slammed a fierce shot after Sergio Ramos failed to clear the lines.

Barely 10 minutes into the second half, Sergio Ramos gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead again but Hyun-Soo Jang equalized for the Saudi select in the 56th minute.

Kylian Mbappe scored from the spot-kick in the 60th minute to give Paris Saint-Germain the lead again, a minute after the goal Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed out.

Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi were all also subbed off a minute after Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed out.

Substitute, Hugo Ekitike scored Paris Saint-Germain’s 5th goal of the game in the 78th minute to give the French club a 2-goal cushion.

Before Anderson Talisca scored a late goal to reduce the deficit to one as the match ended 5-4 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain.

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