PSG YouTube live stream lost 350k viewers in 10 seconds after Ronaldo and Messi were subbed off in a matchup between the two GOATs, according to B360 sports.
Christian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Two of the greatest football players in history, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi went head to head for possibly the final time on Thursday, January 19th, 2023. The greats faced off in the unfamiliar territory of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi represented his club Paris Saints Germain while Cristiano Ronaldo, an Al-Nassr player, represents the Riyadh All Stars.
The eagerly awaited match had fans and spectators on the edge of their seats since Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Al-Nassr. There were several rumours that Ronaldo or Messi may not turn up for the match because of some matters, however, both showed up and gave the crowd everything they expected.
Cristiano Ronaldo against Messi
The other star players including Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar Jr. had to seat back as this was all about the two greatest of all time.
The match gets underway, and both players got off to a good start in the game, but Messi scored the game’s opening goal in the third minute. After being played through by Neymar Jr., he scored with a cool finish. Ronaldo scored next by converting a penalty kick he had earned.
Following the equalizer, PSG’s Juan Bernat was sent off for a last-man challenge, but the French champions quickly rebounded by taking the lead through Marquinhos.
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Riyadh All Star
Late in the first half, PSG had a chance to extend their lead, but Neymar missed a penalty. Ronaldo was a constant threat and scored once again in stoppage time to give Riyadh All Stars the equalizer.
Even in the second half, goals came thick and fast. Sergio Ramos, a former Real Madrid player, converted a Kylian Mbappe cross to give PSG a slim lead once more. Jang Hyun-Soo, though, equalized the score with a near-post header from a corner to make it 3-3.
A handball by Al-Bulaihi resulted in the visitors’ second penalty of the evening. As Neymar was relieved of his penalty-taking responsibilities, it was also their second taker, Mbappe. On the hour mark, the Frenchman skillfully disposed of the penalty. His final contribution came right after he was replaced. Just after the hour mark, teammates Messi and Neymar as well as Ronaldo were substituted.
Messi in action for PSG
Hugo Ekitike, 20, scored to increase PSG’s goals to 5-3 with a thunderous finish. After a lung-busting dash from the midway point, he scored. The Saudis’ Anderson Talisca scored in extra time to add one more goal to the delirious finish.
On the other hand, Al Nassr’s attacker, Ronaldo, had a FIFA World Cup to forget as Portugal was defeated by Morocco in the quarterfinals. In five games during the tournament in Qatar, he managed to score just one goal.
However, His opponent had a successful campaign in the Middle East. For the first time in his career, he led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup trophy. The PSG forward contributed three assists in addition to his seven goals. He received the Golden Ball for his excellent performance.