Kylian Mbappe, star PSG forward, was spotted inspecting Cristiano Ronaldo‘s bruise after the Riyadh 11 skipper was hit by goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the first half of the clash at the King Fahd Stadium on Thursday.
Both teams had two goals at the end of the first half of the game. In the third minute, Lionel Messi scored to give the French team the lead. The Portuguese superstar converted a penalty for the Riyadh 11 and then backed it up with another flawless inside-the-box poacher’s goal.
The Brazilian center-back Marquinhos then headed in a corner for PSG to tie the score once more. An immediate flurry of goals for both teams followed at the start of the second half. Sergio Ramos, a former Real Madrid defender, scored the opening goal for PSG after Kylian Mbappe dribbled and sent in a quick pass inside the box for the Riyadh All-Star 11. This gave PSG the lead.
After the South Korean player Soo Jan scored for Riyadh, that advantage was short-lived. The game remained close for a little while longer until PSG was awarded a penalty, which Mbappe neatly converted into the goal. As a result of a series of substitutions on both sides, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi left the field, taking much of the excitement out of the game. The PSG manager also substituted Achraf Hakimi and Keylor Nevas, giving the game a somewhat even playing field.
Ultimately, the contest finished 4-3 in favor of the French side.