PSG Star Achraf Hakimi Overwhelmed By Saudi Arabian Experience

PSG Star Achraf Hakimi Overwhelmed By Saudi Arabian Experience

Lukman Mumuni
  • Achraf Hakimi has shared his excitement after PSG's game in Saudi Arabia
  • The Morocco star featured as PSG beat Riyadh XI in a thrilling friendly tie
  • Hakimi was one of Morocco's stars at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year

Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain star, Achraf Hakimi has described Saudi Arabia as amazing after featuring in the game against Riyadh XI.

The French champions travelled to the Middle Eastern country for a friendly tie with the nation's best eleven, in a game that saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi square up for one last time.

Hakimi started and lasted an hour, as PSG defeated Riyadh XI in a nine-goal thriller at the King Fahd International Stadium.

Achraf Hakimi has reacted to PSG's royal treatment in Saudi Arabia. Credit: @AchrafHakimi
Source: Twitter
"Amazing experience at Riyadh. Thank you for your love!" the Moroccan posted on Twitter.

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In a highly entertaining game, World Cup winner Messi broke the deadlock after three minutes but long-time rival, Ronaldo levelled from the spot for the Saudi Arabian select side.

Marquinhos restored the French side's lead, before the Portuguese veteran responded again just before half-time with a fine header.

PSG took the lead after the break through defender, Sergio Ramos before Jang Hyun-soo made it three-all. Kylian Mbappe and his second-half replacement, Hugo Ekiteke both scored to extend the lead.

Al-Nassr forward Talisca scored late as the game ended 5-4 for the European giants.

Morocco names pitch after Hakimi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Morocco defender, Hakimi has been honoured in his native country following his World Cup heroics.

The PSG defender has his name used for a newly-built football pitch in Kasr El Kebir, in the north African nation.

The right-back was present at the inauguration of the pitch, sharing his appreciation for the people of his hometown.

Ronaldo shares moment with Messi

Ronaldo wasted no time expressing his happiness to be back on the pitch, for the first time since leaving Manchester United.

The 37-year-old made his first appearance since a blockbuster move to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Sports Brief has reported.

Ronaldo showed glimpses of brilliance his fans are so familiar with, putting away two goals in a nine-goal thriller versus PSG.