Al Hilal, leader of the Saudi Arabia League, beat Al Nassr led by Cristiano Ronaldo (0-2), in the friendly match of the Riyadh Season Cup, played at the Kingdom Arena stadium in Riyadh.
The Portuguese star, who had to listen to the shouts of ‘Messi, Messi’ when he received the ball, was left without scoring in a clash without competitive significance that began with the entry onto the field of Undertaker, legend of the professional wrestling, WWE.
The Undertaker, with the trophy. STREFE
It was a nod to the spectacle in the preambles of a match that brought together renowned footballers who now play in Saudi Arabia. The clash pitted the top two teams in the League. Al Hilal, with the Moroccan goalkeeper Bono, the Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, the Brazilians Renan Lodi and Malcom, the Serbians Sergej Milinkovic Savic and Aleksandr Mitrovic, or the Portuguese Ruben Neves, led by the Portuguese Jorge Jesús.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, also coached by a Portuguese, Luis Castro, had in his team the Spanish Aymeric Laporte, the Crazilian Alex Telles, the Croatian Marcelo Brozovic and the Senegalese Sadio Mané.
The match became unbalanced in half an hour. Milinkovic Savic opened the scoring, with a pass from Saud Abdulhamid, in the 17th minute and Salem Al Dawsari sentenced him to half an hour after receiving a ball from Malcom.