Kriralok Desk: It is always clear in the eyes of actual football thinkers that Ronaldo is always better than Messi. It was again proved yesterday. A match like this is really hard to see. In a field where Ronald, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe were seen playing altogether. What a match it was !
On the night of Thursday, all these GOATs were in playing in the exhibition match between a Riyadh Season Team featuring Ronaldo, newly signed up to the Saudi Pro League, and Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain. Even though it wasn’t quite a like Real Madrid against Barcelona or Portugal vs Argentina, but the match turned to be really unique.
For Messi, it was a continuation of the form he showed in leading Argentina to success at the World Cup just a month ago. But this is only a situation for the people who are crazy for Messi. For the real football lovers, Messi’s Argentina’s win is not so bearable. For the deserving Ronaldo, whose last game ended in tears as Portugal were knocked out by Morocco in the quarterfinals. But he still knows how to score goals. Al Nassr, his new club, is expecting a lot from him.
Both Ronaldo and Messi were substituted after 60 minutes but they were still on the pitch long enough to see Ramos put PSG 3-2 up, Saudi select defender Jang Hyun-Soo equalize and Kylian Mbappe scored a penalty to make it 4-3. Substitute Hugo Ekitike scored again for PSG. Neymar was also awarded with a penalty before Mbappe which he missed.
Even though, in the end, Messi got one and Ronaldo two in a game that ended 5-4 to PSG, Ronaldo was honored as the man of the match which actually didn’t surprise anyone. He got what he deserved. He sat on the bench for the final 30 minutes, he blew kisses to the crowd when he was shown on the stadium’s big screens. Laughing and joking with Sergio Ramos before the game and wearing a broad smile as he walked out ahead of kick-off underneath, he didn’t look unhappy with the recent twist in his career.
At the end of the match, Ronaldo was handed the ‘Man of the match’ award which he deserved. With three stars in a team like PSG, Messi failed to bring that award. This is Ronaldo is proving himself everyday and moving on.