Apart from his two spectacular targets in opposition to Lionel Messi’s PSG, one more reason Cristiano Ronaldo is making headlines after Al-Nassr’s win is for the undesirable memento he picked up from one in every of his former teammates.
As the primary half of the sport approached half-time, the Portuguese celebrity was punched by goalkeeper Keylor Navas and his former teammate. The contact was sufficient to earn a penalty for the hosts and to current Ronaldo with a big, black eye.
Ronaldo was introduced down in boxing-match type by PSG goalkeeper Navas after about half-hour in Riyadh. Navas flushes Ronaldo beneath a excessive ball and is caught.
Ronaldo was writhing in ache from an injured cheekbone however saved his composure earlier than scoring from the penalty spot for his first objective in Saudi Arabia in opposition to a Paris Saint-Germain crew that includes outdated foe Lionel Messi.
He scored two targets in his first recreation in Saudi Arabia since signing for Al Nassr. The Portuguese worldwide led the Saudi All-Star XI in a pleasant in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain in Riyadh. The European giants gained 5-4, with each Lionel Messi – Ronaldo’s long-time rival – and Kylian Mbappe additionally on the scoresheet.
It was an enormous alternative for Saudi Arabia, with the match an entertaining prospect for the primary hour. Messi scored within the first couple of minutes, Ronaldo gained a penalty to equalise. The Portuguese would equalize once more via Marquinhos earlier than PSG took management within the second objective with a Kylian Mbappe penalty. The Frenchman was, by far, the very best participant of the night time.
with AP inputs
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