Ronaldo to face Messi in first Al-Nassr match. Cristiano Ronaldo may make his club debut for Al Nassr in a friendly matchup against Paris Saint-Germain, according to coach Rudi Garcia of the team.
During receiving a suspension from the English FA for striking a teenage fan’s phone after Manchester United’s loss at Everton in April, Ronaldo missed the first of two domestic matches for the Saudi Arabian club on Friday.
Unless he plays against Lionel Messi’s PSG in a side made up of players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal on January 19, Garcia has indicated the 37-year-old will also miss the league match against Al Shabab and make his debut against Ettifaq on January 22.
He won’t wear the Al Nassr jersey for his debut. Al Hilal and Al Nassr will be blended together.
“Seeing PSG and the great Parisian players is undoubtedly beneficial for growth. But three days after that, we play in the championship game,” Garcia told the L’Equipe daily in France.