LIVE – PSG-Riyadh season Team: Messi is already launching hostilities!

LIVE – PSG-Riyadh season Team: Messi is already launching hostilities!

Neymar too short to cut off a cross from Mbappé in front of goal

The Brazilian threw himself but missed a few centimeters.

Totally overwhelmed security in the stands

Spectators continue to arrive in the stands. Some find themselves standing at the very top of the bleachers, others are right in the middle of the stairs.

Totally overwhelmed security in the stands
Security totally outdated in the stands © RMC Sport

Al-Owais intervenes in front of Neymar

In the area, Neymar tries his luck but his shot is too soft to worry the Saudi goalkeeper.

Gustavo tries his luck from afar

But Navas is on the trajectory. The Saudi selection is less and less shy in this first quarter of an hour.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first attempt!

After a ball lost by PSG, CR7 is launched deep on the left side. But the cross shot of the fivefold Ballon d’Or is captured by Navas.

PSG goes on the attack

It’s very complicated for the moment for the Saudi selection, which is undergoing the Parisian waves.

And Lionel Messi launches hostilities!

Three minutes of play and already a goal in this friendly match! Well served in depth by Neymar, Messi cleverly slips the ball under the Saudi goalkeeper and opens the scoring.

PSG evolves with its new fourth jersey

A black and gold tunic made official just before this meeting.

Let’s go for this friendly match!

The kick-off is given in Riyadh.

The composition of the Saudi selection

Al-Owais, Al-Ghannam, Jang, Al-Bulayhi, Abdulhamid, Luiz Gustavo, Al-Khaibari, Martinez, Al-Dawsari, Ronaldo, Marega

Both teams enter the field

While the Saudi selection has not announced its starting lineup, Cristiano Ronaldo is there. The Portuguese took the opportunity to greet Sergio Ramos, his former teammate at Real Madrid.

The match will start with a little delay

While the kick-off was scheduled for 6 p.m., the two teams are still in the tunnel.

The composition of PSG, with the return of the MNM in the eleven

Messi, Neymar and Mbappé had not been lined up together at the start of a match since November 13 against Auxerre (5-0, 15th day of Ligue 1).

Navas – Hakimi, Marquinhos (C), Ramos, Bernat – Fabian Ruiz, Soler, Sanches – Neymar – Messi, Mbappé

PSG formalizes its fourth jersey for the end of the season

A black tunic, with gold.

More information here.

A French director for the reunion between Messi and Ronaldo

The meeting between PSG and the Riyadh Season Team will be broadcast this evening by the channels of the BeIN Sports group. The reunion between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be broadcast in over 43 countries in total. At the realization of this event, the French François Lanaud. He was also in charge of France-Morocco on December 14, in the semi-finals of the World Cup.

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The probable composition of the Riyadh Season Team to face PSG

The probable composition of the Riyadh Season Team, with Cristiano Ronaldo:

Al-Owais – Jang, Al-Amri, Mado – Talisca, Gustavo, Pereira, Carrillo – Martinez – Ronaldo, Marega.

65,000 spectators expected at the Roi-Fahd international stadium

Tonight at 6 p.m. French time, Paris Saint-Germain take on Riyadh Season Team in front of 65,000 spectators at the Roi-Fahd International Stadium. An enclosure which hosted the Italian Super Cup last night between AC Milan and Inter (0-3). Moreover, many Italian supporters are still present today in the capital. The hotels around the stadium are always full. The decor is impressive: a stadium in the middle of a desert plateau. You have to venture on foot along the main traffic arteries to finally come across a few neighborhoods, which are also very quiet.

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PSG has arrived in Saudi Arabia

The Parisian group left Doha in the early morning for Riyadh, for the rest of its summer tour. The plane of the capital club landed in Saudi Arabia around 8:30 a.m. French time. There, he will play a friendly match at 6 p.m. at the King-Fahd International Stadium against a selection of players from the two best local clubs: Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr. Among them, the latest star recruit Cristiano Ronaldo.

During this one-hour flight, good humor was once again in the PSG workforce. Before takeoff, Presnel Kimpembe visited the captain in his cockpit. He took the opportunity to borrow his pilot’s cap. In the financial center of the country, the climate is even cooler than in Doha. 12 degrees this morning, with a north wind. Paris Saint-Germain is currently settling into its hotel, the Fairmont.

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Hello and welcome to this live game

Christophe Galtier warned at the microphone of RMC Sport on Wednesday, “it may not look like a friendly match, it will not be a training match. There are so many personalities and competitors on the field that we will have a good game.”

However, if you look closely at the composition of the teams, this match in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on a Thursday in January, after an express trip to Qatar to fill the club’s coffers (15 million all the same!) has everything of the gala match. By contract, PSG must align its triplet of stars, Mbappé, Neymar, and Messi.

With quite a storytelling: this is Cristiano Ronaldo’s first match in Saudi Arabia, after his sensational departure from Manchester United and his World Cup crossed like a ghost, unlike Lionel Messi. It is also the possible last confrontation between the two best players of the last 15 years, whose rivalry has structured world football.

It is also in a sense a sporting aberration for PSG, in difficulty in this post-World Cup period (two defeats against Lens and Rennes in the league) and which could have taken advantage of this week without a match to put back the organizations of confidence before the shock against Bayern in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

So many reasons to take a look at this match broadcast by Bein Sport (kick-off at 6 p.m.) and the PSG networks, to follow live on the RMC Sport site and app with our special correspondent on site.