Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will clash once again in a Saudi Arabian mini-tournament dubbed ‘The Last Dance’.
The three-team event brings together Saudi clubs Al Nassr, for whom Ronaldo plays, and Al Hilal as well as Messi’s Inter Miami.
It will take place in the first week of February and form part of Inter Miami’s pre-season preparations for the new MLS campaign.
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Messi has a lucrative ambassadorial role with the Saudi Tourism Authority which has drawn criticism given the Gulf state’s woeful human rights record. Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr at the start of 2023, starting an influx of players lured by the riches of the Pro League.
Messi and Ronaldo have duelled for the title of the world’s best footballer for the best part of 15 years. During that time, Messi has won eight Ballons d’Or to Ronaldo’s five. The former Barcelona and Paris-Saint Germain star also led Argentina to the World Cup title last December in Qatar.
Their rivalry, primarily when Messi was at Barca and Ronaldo at Real Madrid, defined a period of football that will be hard to replicate with both breaking numerous records in leading their teams to success.
The Last Dance
مباراة تاريخية تجمع أساطير كرة القدم رونالدو و ميسي
نادي انتر ميامي يلعب ضد نادي النصر في بطولة كأس موسم الرياض… ⚽❤️
في المملكة ارينا Feb 2024
It’s the last dance of football greatness!
Ronaldo vs Messi clash on the pitch.
Watch Inter Miami FC… pic.twitter.com/3aHtVGtFQI
— TURKI ALALSHIKH (@Turki_alalshikh) November 21, 2023