The world of football is shaking as two of the greatest footballers of our generation, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, will face each other in the Riyadh Season Cup 2024.
In a recent advertisement on Instagram, Messi showed his impatience for the ‘historic event. A competition where his team, Inter Miami CF, will face famous rivals Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.
Riyadh Season Cup 2024: Preview
The Riyadh Season Cup is not just another competition for Inter Miami. It is a very important part of their preparations ahead of the highly anticipated MLS season in 2024. The stage is set for an exciting competition. Lionel’s Inter Miami will beat Al-Hilal on January 29 and face Al-Nassr on February 1 st. The outstanding clash between the authorities of Riyadh Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal is scheduled for February 8.
Messi’s Instagram account
Messi’s social media campaign adds extra anticipation to the Riyadh Cup season. On Instagram, the famous football player shared an interesting post that promotes the competition, with details that are interesting to fans around the world. “I can’t wait to be part of the Riyadh Season Cup with myteammates Inter Miami CF as we take on the best Saudi club in the tournament’s history,” Messi said, sparking massive enthusiasm in ‘football enthusiasts.
Ronaldo and Messi: a new rivalry
The prospect of seeing Messi and Ronaldo face off on the football pitch again has fans on the edge of their seats. Last season, the two soccer icons faced off in the Riyadh Season Cup, with Ronaldo representing the Riyadh XI team, a combination of players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal. The tournament saw Messi don the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain. And star players such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also made appearances.
2023 Riyadh Season Cup
To better understand the magnitude of this upcoming battle. Let’s look back at the Riyadh Season 2023 meeting between Ronaldo and Messi. A Riyad XI, featuring Ronaldo, took on Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain in a showdown that featured two football titans. The inclusion of other celebrities such as Neymar and Mbappé took the competition to a higher level. Leaving an indelible mark on football fans around the world.