What if this was the very last clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? Even though football is completely unpredictable and the Argentinian has an offer from Saudi Arabia on the table, everything indicates that he will continue at Paris Saint-Germain before possibly retiring at home or in Major League Soccer. . The Portuguese should end his career in the Arab country. Anyway, the reunion this evening, on the occasion of a friendly between the champion of France fascinates the football planet. And then in Spain, the country where the two lived their prime ?
Curiously, the expectation is not so high as in France, or even as in other countries. First, because the Spaniards have rather turned the page. Admittedly, the Catalan media often postpone the idea of Messi returning to Catalonia, and even if La Pulga remains highly appreciated and his performances in Paris are followed, the media space he occupies in the newspapers, at the TV or radio is pretty unimportant today. Concerning Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid supporters have already mourned for a long time and some have even rejoiced in the Portuguese’s setbacks since his departure, believing that he should never have slammed the door of the Santiago Bernabéu for a question. of ego. Of course, no one forgets what the two did for the two ogres of Spanish football, but they no longer necessarily have the status of living gods that they had at the time.
The Spanish media are busy with other issues
This exhibition match is also not in one of the main sports media in the country, and does not talk more than that. It must be said that the Spaniards are rather ethnocentric when it comes to football, and the news of the main La Liga clubs is already intense enough to also have to be interested in other clubs/countries. In Catalonia, we practically only talk about the transfer window of Xavi’s team and the various operations carried out by the management, such as the departure of Memphis Depay and the arrival of his replacement. On the side of Madrid, we mainly talk about the poor form of the team of Carlo Ancelotti and many of his players, while the transfer window of Atlético de Madrid is also very relayed.
There is only the daily AS which devotes a long article to the meeting and the duel between the two stars, and the paper in question also insists on the financial aspect and the money that this friendly will bring to PSG. Still, the Mediaset group has bet on the meeting and will broadcast it unencrypted on one of its main channels, Cuatro. There is no doubt that between the fans of the two players who are still numerous, the curious and those who will take advantage of one of the rare occasions when football is broadcast for free on television, the audience for the match is still likely to be rather high!