IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. The duel Messi-Ronaldo, Mbappé captain… The best of the gala match Riyadh XI – PSG

 IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES.  The duel Messi-Ronaldo, Mbappé captain… The best of the gala match Riyadh XI – PSG

Paris Saint-Germain, on tour in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, faced a selection of the best players from Al Hilal and Al Nassr, Thursday January 19. In a friendly meeting of great intensity during an hour of play, the two teams surrendered blow for blow. But it was the capital club that had the last word, winning 5-4.

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Cristiano Ronaldo notably scored twice (34′, 45’+6), responding to the opener of his longtime rival, Lionel Messi (3′). For his part, Kylian Mbappé, who wore the PSG captain’s armband for a few minutes, scored from the penalty spot (60′), unlike Neymar, who missed himself in the same exercise just before half-time. time (45’+3). Relive this crazy evening through the best photos of the match.

Lionel Messi didn’t have time

Very early in the match, world champion Lionel Messi opened the scoring (3′) to start the attacking festival for both teams. Hostilities were launched. | PHOTO: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

37e clash between Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were opposed for the 37th time in their career. For the 17th time, their confrontation turned in the advantage of the Argentinian (against 11 times for the Portuguese). But the two players are both 23 goals scored in their confrontations. | PHOTO: GIUSEPPA CACACE / AFP

Ronaldo ignites Riyadh for the first time

Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium has lifted as one man for the first time for Al Nassr newcomer Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Ballon d’Or equalized from the penalty spot (34′), after getting the fault himself, against his former partner, Keylor Navas. | PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

Kylian Mbappé bedroom Cristiano Ronaldo

Funny image after returning from the locker room, as the kick-off of the second period was about to be given. Kylian Mbappé comes to touch Cristiano Ronaldo’s cheek to chamber him. Laughter and a hug will follow between the two men, who respect each other. | PHOTO: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Neymar misses his penalty

Sufficiently rare to be underlined, Neymar missed his penalty Thursday evening. As Alban Lafont did a year ago with FC Nantes, Mohammed Al-Owais, Saudi Arabia’s goalkeeper during the World Cup, captured the Brazilian’s attempt (45’+3). | PHOTO: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Not Mbappe!

Third penalty of the match and third different shooter! After Ronaldo and Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, an exercise specialist, showed remarkable composure to transform his shot (60′), as he had done three times in the World Cup final. Is a future change of hierarchy possible at PSG in the exercise? | PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

Kylian Mbappé wears the armband

Before perhaps succeeding Hugo Lloris in the France team to become captain, Kylian Mbappé took over from Marquinhos, who left at half-time, wearing the armband for about twenty minutes, before also giving in. its place. We may have to get used to seeing this kind of images in the coming weeks. | PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP