PSG VS Saudi All-Star XI- Everything you need to know before the Match. 

PSG vs. Saudi All-Star XI: The El-Classico of the Middle East

In the fixture, Messi and Ronaldo are going to face each other. It’s okay if we call this match Arabian El-Classico.

This is a friendly match, but it’s more than that. Fans are waiting for the clash between the teams. According to Arabian News, a Saudi man paid $2.6 million to meet Messi and Ronaldo during this match. From here, you can understand the hype surrounding the game.

The All-Star XI team comprises players from the Saudi Arab clubs Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.


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Sports news shows PSG will earn more than $11 million from this friendly match.

This will be the first match that Ronaldo will play in Saudi Arabia. He will be the captain of the Al-Nassr team. 

When and where this match will happen?

All-Star XI and PSG games will take place in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, in King Fahd Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 68,752. All the match tickets were sold in advance.

The match will start at 5 p.m. GMT on January 19, 2023.

The Last Dance?

This might be the last chance for the two players to play against each other while Messi is at PSG. Rumors are circulating that Messi might be transferred to Al-Hilal by mid-2023.

The last time Messi and Ronaldo faced each other was in December 2020. It was a match between FC Barcelona and Juventus, and the game was a draw.

Messi vs. Ronaldo

Messi started his sporting career in 2002, and Ronaldo began his career in 2004. The stats of both players are stunning.

Messi and Ronaldo are the top players of the 21st century to date. They have proved it. Both players came into the news when they were nominated for Ballon d’Or in 2007. Both failed to win, but they still made headlines. Kaka won that year, Ronaldo finished 2nd with 277 votes, and Messi was third with 255 votes.

That was the last time an outsider won the Ballon d’Or. For the next ten years, both players dominated the Ballon d’Or.

Ballon d’Or

Messi won in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021.

Ronaldo won in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.

European Golden Shoes

Ronaldo (2007, 2010, 2014, 2015)

Messi: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (six)

Both players move in tandem. Sometimes Ronaldo is ahead, and other times Messi is. Both players are considered legends in the game.

Messi’s career goals

FC Barcelona: 778 games, 672 goals

PSG: 55 games; 24 goals

Argentina: 172 games, 98 goals

Total: 1023 games, 798 goals

Ronaldo’s career goals

Real Madrid: 438 games, 450 goals

Sporting CP: 31 games, 5 goals

Manchester United: 345 games; 145 goals

Juventus: 134 games; 101 goals

Portugal: 196 games, 118 goals

Total: 1144 games, 819 goals

Trophy comparison between Messi and Ronaldo

Messi: 42 trophies

Ronaldo (34 trophies)

Messi has seven Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo can only dream of it. In 42 awards, Messi has 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa Del Rey titles, and 4 UEFA Champions League titles.

Apart from these awards, Messi is also known as a team player. Messi usually passes the ball to other players and helps them to score goals. Messi passes, on average, 30 times more than Ronaldo per game. Messi is famous for the passes and dribbles that he makes while playing.

Goals per game

Messi is ahead of Ronaldo when it comes to goals per game. Messi’s goal per game is 0.79 goals, and Ronaldo has 0.72 per game.


The only stat where Ronaldo is leading is the penalty conversation. Ronaldo has scored a total of 146 penalties and missed around 29 times. At the same time, Messi has scored 108 and missed 31 penalties.

Let’s see who wins tomorrow’s PSG and All-Star XI game.



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