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The Last Dance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is locked in

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is set t face each other in 2024 for one last time.

An epic clash between football legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi was expected to energize Riyadh’s football scene in a competition called “The Last Dance.” However, Inter Miami’s surprise reluctance to play against Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr has put this great confrontation in jeopardy.

The Riyadh Season Cup match, originally scheduled for early February 2024, was intended to pit Messi’s Inter Miami against Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr, marking a historic battle between the footballing giants. 

The competition promised to be a highlight of the MLS preseason, giving fans the opportunity to see the long-running rivalry on the pitch. However, Inter Miami‘s decision not to participate has placed doubt on the highly anticipated match, leaving supporters upset and eagerly awaiting information on any potential developments.

This rejection has thrown the much-anticipated Last Dance into doubt, causing a commotion among football fans worldwide. Whether discussions or alternatives will resuscitate this match is unknown, putting supporters on edge and waiting for a resurgence of this historic encounter.

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The last time the two greatest of all time faced each other

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Source:  ESPN)
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Source: ESPN)

On July 25, 2023, Paris Saint-Germain squared off against Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian club, in a pre-season friendly that ended in a goalless tie. The game was held in Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan, and was intended to showcase the teams’ preparations for the upcoming 2023/24 season.

Despite both teams’ efforts, the game ended goalless, despite impressive defensive and offensive displays from both PSG and Al Nassr. The match gave a great opportunity for both teams’ players to test strategies and fine-tune their gameplay ahead of the competitive season.

While the game concluded without a goal, it demonstrated both sides’ fierce spirit and dedication. The friendly match provided an opportunity for the players to hone their talents and for the coaches to examine the squad chemistry before the start of the new season.

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