Lionel Messi's Inter Miami continues with its preparation tour. This Thursday it will be Al Nassr's turn, a rival that was special in the previous due to the possibility of seeing the Argentine star on the field again against Cristiano Ronaldo. However, hours before the match, the Portuguese's withdrawal was confirmed and the chance of seeing a new cross between the two stars vanished.
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The friendly duel for the Riyadh Season Cup will be played at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 3:00 p.m. (Argentina time) and will be broadcast on the Apple TV platform. On the TN website, you can also follow the match minute by minute, with all of Messi's goals and best plays.
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Inter Miami is after its first victory in 2024
February 1, 2024, 1:07 p.m.
Tata Martino's team fell in the last friendly against Al Hilal 4-3. Messi converted a penalty goal and gave an assist. (Photo: Victor Fraile Rodriguez-USA TODAY Sports).
Inter Miami will seek to achieve its first victory of the international preseason after the 0-0 draw with the El Salvador team and the defeats against FC Dallas (1-0) and Al Hilal (4-3). Although there will be no Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo duel, all the focus will be on how the duo between the Argentine and Luis Suárez works.
There will be no “The Last Dance” due to Cristiano Ronaldo's injury
February 1, 2024, 1:10 p.m.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will not meet in this friendly (Photos: Reuters / AFP).
“Cristiano Ronaldo is in his final stage of recovery and will be with us in the coming days, but he will not play tomorrow (for today),” said Luis Castro, coach of Al Nassr, about the injury to the Portuguese striker that had already caused the cancellation. of two friendlies scheduled in China.
The injury to Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's top scorer in 2023 (he scored 53 goals in 58 games), will prevent a new confrontation against Messi in a match promoted as “The Last Dance.”