Ronaldo, Messi to clash in club friendly

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would once again renew their rivalry when Paris Saint-Germain traveled to the Middle East to face a Saudi All-Star XI team in an exhibition game on Thursday.

The friendly match will be Ronaldo’s first appearance for Al-Nassr since joining the club as a free agent in December.

The former Manchester United star will captain a side that will have players from both Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

The 37-year-old was presented with the captain’s armband ahead of making his debut in Saudi Arabia.

The game will see him come face-to-face against long-term rival, Lionel Messi, with PSG currently on a tour of the Middle East.

The Messi-Ronaldo rivalry peaked during their time in Spain together, going up against each other in numerous El Clasicos for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

The duo won the Ballon d’Or 12 times between them.

This could be the last time that the two superstars will face each other.

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