‘Meho Daejeon’… Lionel Messi scored the first goal, Ronaldo scored multiple goals, the last hot goal.
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Alnasr) faced off in Saudi Arabia. It was neither El Clasico nor the UEFA Champions League. It was a friendly match between Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal, Saudi Arabia, and Paris Saint-Germain.
It was virtually the last ‘Meho War’ that took place with Ronaldo’s transfer to Alnasr, Saudi Arabia.
The last “Meho Daejeon” was also hot.When Lionel Messi hit a shot with the first goal, Ronaldo responded with multiple goals. It was a meaningless friendly match to win or lose, but it was Messi who laughed at the end. With his 37th victory in the “Meho Daejeon,” he led the all-time record with 17 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses.
Paris Saint-Germain won 5-4 in a friendly match against Alnasr and Al-Hilal at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 20th (Korea Standard Time).
The last showdown between the two rivals, who have divided the Ballon d’Or, given to the world’s best soccer player since 2008, except once (Luka Modric in 2018). Attention was so hot that special tickets were sold for 3.3 billion won through a charity auction.
Lionel Messi opened the goal first. In the third minute of the first half, Neymar’s pass was scored.
Ronaldo didn’t sit still either. Thirteen minutes before the first half, he was blocked by Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos, but continued to run toward the goal. After tying the score with a penalty kick in the 34th minute of the first half, he performed a heavy rain ceremony.
It was a simple friendly match, but it was practically fierce as the last “Meho War.” Paris Saint-Germain’s Juan Bernat was sent off in the 39th minute of the first half. After the referee took out the red card, Messi and Ronaldo even fought a war of nerves.
In the 43rd minute of the first half, Markinius scored an additional goal, and Ronaldo tied the score again in the extra time of the first half. The header was blocked, but he pushed the flowing ball back.
Paris Saint-Germain took the lead again with Mbappe’s goal in the 10th minute of the second half. It was then tied again with a goal by Jang Hyun-soo, a former Korean national team player, in the 12th minute of the second half. Messi made a penalty kick in the 14th minute of the second half when they faced 3-3, and Mbappe finished with a kicker. Paris Saint-Germain’s lead again.
Ronaldo was replaced first in the 16th minute of the second half, followed by Messi. Since then, the last “Meho War” has ended with the victory of Paris Saint-Germain and Messi, with one more goal each.