The upcoming tournament in Riyadh, the “Riyadh Season Cup,” will mark the last meeting between two of the greatest footballers of all time, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The tournament, which will take place on February 1st-5th, 2024, is sure to be a spectacle as these two legends go head to head once more on the field.
The Croatian national team member Marcelo Brozović will also be directly involved in this historic match, as he plays for Cristiano Ronaldo’s team. If the game were played a few months later, it’s possible that Luka Modrić could also participate, given that both players are potential clubs for him to continue his career with. However, only next summer will we see who makes it onto the pitch.
Messi and Ronaldo have met 37 times on the field so far, with Messi having won slightly more (17-11) than Ronaldo. But their most recent meeting ended in a draw, when PSG defeated Al-Nassr and Al Hilal combined led by Ronaldo (5-4). Regardless of who comes out on top in this final clash, there’s no denying that these two footballing titans have had an incredible impact on the sport and set boundaries that may never be broken again.