Riyadh, January 19 (QNA) – There was no shortage of goals as Paris Saint-German secured a 5-4 win over Saudi All-Stars in the exhibition match in Riyadh.
King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh was packed with over 60,000 fans.
The action kicked-off with Lionel Messi breaking the deadlock inside the opening three minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo then found the equalizer for the hosts as he successfully converted from the penalty spot after being fouled by PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
PSG were then reduced to 10 men but it didn’t stop them from attacking. Marquinhos restored the lead just on the brink of halftime but shortly after Ronaldo netted his second goal to bring things on level terms at the interval.
The second half saw Sergio Ramos scoring an easy tap in inside the first 10 minutes. However, PSG’s celebration were cut short as Hyeon Soo Jang scored the equalizer moments later.
Kylian Mbappe then restored PSG’s lead, successfully converting a penalty after a defender handed the ball inside the D. Hugo Ekitike then made it 5-3 before Ronaldos new teammate at Al Nassr, Anderson Talisca, added what was probably the best goal of the game in the dying seconds to make it 5-4.
The match saw Cristiano Ronaldo first appearance in Saudi Arabia after his move to Al-Nassr club. Ronaldo got the man of the match award as he scored two goals for his team. (QNA)