On Thursday, Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Riyadh All-Stars in a friendly match against Paris Saint-Germain.
He put on a show for the crowd, scoring twice and displaying his signature step-overs, despite getting punched in the face once.
The match was highly anticipated as it pitted Ronaldo against his long-time rival Lionel Messi. Although PSG ultimately won the match 5-4, Ronaldo’s performance was a reminder of his incredible talent and ability to entertain on the field.
The iconic celebration of Ronaldo, a sequence of events that is likely to be seen many more times as he suits up for Al-Nassr, made the game a little sweeter with Messi still on the pitch.
Ronaldo delivered a performance that was reminiscent of his prime years, scoring twice with precision and showcasing his signature moves. He displayed his typical bag of tricks, as well as some dramatic antics, that added to the excitement of the game. Overall, it was a vintage late-career performance from the legendary footballer.
Here’s a recap of how things went down and the two camps interacted