Messi and Cristiano, Cristiano and Messi. After so many years of rivalry, the world will come to a standstill for what could be the last dance of the greatest rivalry in the history of football. It will be next February.
This Tuesday the confrontation between Inter Miami and Al Nassr became official within the framework of the Riyadh Season, a series of sporting and cultural events that the government of Saudi Arabia organizes every year to enhance its image before the world.
The match, promoted under the slogan of The Last Dance, has been announced by Turki Alalshikh, president of Almería, advisor to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and General Entertainment Authority.
This important match between Inter Miami vs. Al Nassr could be historic, since it could be the last time in which both stars face each other as professional footballers. There is no exact date for the match yet, but it will be played in February 2024.
The official statement highlights that Riyadh Season and Inter Miami CF have reached an agreement to hold the matches in Riyadh as part of the Riyadh Season festivities. The club led by Leo Messi will not only face Cristiano's Al Nassr, but will also face Neymar's Al Hilal, who will predictably miss the match due to injury.
Messi already played in the Riyadh Season Cup against Cristiano, it was last year, when the Argentine was still playing for PSG and Cristiano had already made the move to Arabia. The match ended in a Parisian victory after a 5-4 where Messi scored one goal and Cristiano two, winning the MVP of the match.
Faced with the announcement of this last dance between the two greatest, at least of this generation, fans of the world of football, especially the most nostalgic, have shown all their expectation and enthusiasm to see again, on the same field of play , to the two extraterrestrials.