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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi reunite to find the net in 9-goal thriller

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took centre stage on Thursday evening, as French champions Paris Saint-Germain served up a goal fest in a meeting with a selection of Saudi Pro League stars.

In a fixture widely billed as the final opportunity to watch the two greatest players of a generation face off on the pitch for the final time, Messi and Ronaldo, almost inevitably, provided fans across the globe with their moneyโ€™s worth.

The former opened the scoring in proceedings, sliding home a nonchalant finish with just three minutes on the clock:

The โ€˜All Starsโ€™ from Al Nassr and Al Hilal were soon back on level terms, though, when Ronaldo stepped up to convert from the penalty spot:

After a chaotic ten-minute spell culminated in all of Juan Bernat being dismissed, Neymar fluffing his lines from the penalty spot and Marquinhos putting PSG back in front, Ronaldo then drove home his 2nd of the clash on the rebound, on the stroke of the interval:

After all of Sergio Ramos, Hyun-soo Jang and Kylian Mbappe exchanged further goals early in the 2nd-half, both Messi and Ronaldo (en route to Man of the Match honours), along with a host of other stars, were subsequently hooked from the action on the hour mark.

This came as substitute Hugo Ekitike put PSG two goals to the good a little over ten minutes from time, before Anderson Talisca put the finishing touches on a remarkable evening of football with the gameโ€™s ninth and final goal deep into injury time.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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