Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 15:05 IST
Football followers are wanting ahead to the blockbuster-friendly match between Saudi All-Star XI and Paris Saint Germain. The extremely anticipated match might be performed on January 19 on the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. The match has generated great hype within the media as it’ll witness the conflict of two of the world’s largest soccer stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Ahead of the high-voltage match, a L’Equipe report has revealed the expected earnings for PSG from the match. According to this report, Paris Saint-Germain will pocket as a lot as £8.Eight million ($10.68 million approx.) for enjoying within the one-off match. This quantity will go a great distance in fixing the monetary disaster of the Parisians, as that they had posted a deficit of £325 million ($401 million approx.) final season.
Thursday’s match will witness the conflict of the talismanic Lionel Messi and indefatigable Cristiano Ronaldo. While Messi’s PSG will fancy their probabilities within the match, the Ronaldo-led Saudi All-Star XI can have different concepts. Saudi All-Star XI might be comprised of gamers from high Saudi golf equipment like Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.
All eyes might be on Cristiano Ronaldo because the Portuguese star might be seen in motion for the primary time since being signed by Al-Nassr in a high-profile deal in December 2022. The 37-year-old moved to Al-Nassr after finishing a profitable deal that may see him play for the Saudi Arabian facet till June 2025. Reportedly, Ronaldo’s remuneration at Al Nassr is round $200 million when business agreements are included — which makes him the highest-paid footballer on this planet. Moreover, as each Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are on the unsuitable facet of 30. Therefore, many followers assume that this might be the final time the 2 legendary gamers face off.
The frenzy across the pleasant match has pushed up the value of the tickets as effectively. One Saudi businessman paid over £2 million to safe a particular seat for the match, reported Khaleej Times. This ticket will enable him to observe the match alongside Turki Al Sheikh, Chairman of General Entertainment Authority and supply him with entry to the dressing rooms and the winner’s ceremony full-time.
Thursday’s pleasant match would be the 35th time that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will lock horns in all competitions. They final confronted off when Juventus took on Barcelona in a Champions League fixture in December 2020.
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