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Fans on the Edge as Messi and Ronaldo Square Up in Inter Miami Versus Al Nassr Clash
- Lionel Messi will lock horns against Cristiano Ronaldo next year
- Messi's Inter Miami will face Ronaldo's Al-Nassr in the Riyadh Season Cup
- Fans are eagerly anticipating another showdown between these two football icons
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are poised for their final showdown as Inter Miami and Al-Nassr are set to clash in a friendly match in February 2024.
This encounter is part of the Riyadh Season Cup, marking a significant moment for fans who may witness the last battle between these two football legends.
Riyadh Season broke the news through a press release on Tuesday, November 21. They disclosed that matches will be held in a league format starting in the first week of February 2024.
Messi, 36, made a stellar entrance into MLS with Inter Miami, boasting 11 goals and five assists in 14 games since joining as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain.
On the other hand, 38-year-old Ronaldo, who joined Al-Nassr in January after leaving Manchester United, has demonstrated a return to form with 30 goals and 11 assists in 36 games.
Ronaldo vs Messi
Their departure from European football has led many to believe that this friendly could mark the conclusion of their iconic rivalry.
Over their careers, they faced each other 36 times, with Messi winning 16 encounters and losing 11, per Transfermarkt.
Although they recently clashed in a friendly when Riyadh All Stars faced PSG, the upcoming meeting in February is highly anticipated by fans, reigniting the excitement of the Messi-Ronaldo rivalry.
The GOAT battle between Messi and Ronaldo might reach its conclusion when Inter Miami faces Al-Nassr next year.
Fans are eagerly anticipating another showdown between these two football icons, with one supporter referring to it as:
"The last dance."
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"Battle of the GOATs."
"Messi showing Penaldo levels once again."
Inter Miami to face Al Nassr in February 2024
Sports Brief reported earlier that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will come face to face in 2024 when Inter Miami play Al-Nassr in a friendly clash.
Inter Miami will face Ronaldo's Al-Nassr and Saudi Pro League giants Al-Hiala in the Riyadh Season Cup.