In February 2024, mark your calendars for a historic football match between two of the greatest players of all time, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The event will take place in Riyadh as part of the Riyadh Season Cup mini-tournament, which will also feature Al Hilal. The tournament will be played in a league format, with everyone facing off against each other.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate Marcelo Brozović is directly involved in the “last dance,” and if it were held a few months later, Luka Modrić may also participate. However, only next summer can we expect to see these players competing against each other once again.
Messi and Ronaldo have faced off 37 times on the field so far, with Messi emerging slightly ahead (17-11 wins). But both players have had their share of draws (9), and there is no doubt that this duo has changed the sport and set new boundaries that will be difficult to break in the future.