By Jack Gallagher
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace in the Saudi All-Star XI’s 5-4 defeat of Paris Saint-Germain at the King Fahd International Stadium.
The legendary striker recently completed the move to Al Nassr following the mutual termination of his Manchester United contract at the turn of the year.
While CR7 is yet to play for Al Nassr due to a carryover suspension from his time at Manchester United after he dropped a phone from the hands of an Everton fan last season, he was able to lace up his boots for the friendly clash with PSG on Thursday evening.
And Ronaldo marked his first game for the Saudi All-Star XIs with a brace in what had been dubbed the ‘Clash of the GOATs’ against Lionel Messi’s PSG.
It was actually Messi who scored and scored in the game, slotting in within three minutes of kick-off before Ronaldo scored a penalty and tap-in to cancel out goals from Messi and Marquinhos early in the first half.
PSG would later take control in the second half as goals from Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos, a Kylian Mbappé penalty and a goal from substitute Hugo Ekitike made the leading Parisiens unassailable – despite Hyun-Soo Jang and Anderson Talisca scored for the All-Stars.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 2 goals for Saudi All-Star XI in loss to Paris Saint-Germain.