Messi and Inter Miami Set for Saudi Arabia Tour: Al-Hilal Clash Kicks Off Exciting Two-Game Series/X@Inter Maimi
Messi and Inter Miami Set for Saudi Arabia Tour: Al-Hilal Clash Kicks Off Exciting Two-Game Series
Lionel Messi, along with Inter Miami, embarks on a two-game tour of Saudi Arabia, starting with a match against Al-Hilal on Monday. The tour’s highlight is anticipated to be the second match against Al Nassr on Thursday, where Messi might share the pitch with longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo, pending the Portuguese star’s recovery from a calf injury. The iconic Messi-Ronaldo rivalry has seen 35 encounters, with Messi holding 16 victories to Ronaldo’s 10, including nine draws.
Al Nassr Clash: Potential Messi-Ronaldo Showdown Grabs Spotlight
The second match against Al Nassr presents the possibility of a Messi-Ronaldo showdown, adding excitement to the tour. While Messi has scored 21 goals and provided 12 assists in their head-to-head battles, Ronaldo has notched 20 goals and one assist. The Al Nassr team, coached by Luis Castro, sits second in the league and features stars like Sadio Mane and Aymeric Laporte. The anticipation of a Messi-Ronaldo faceoff builds, provided Ronaldo recovers for the encounter.
Inter Miami’s 2024 MLS Campaign Approaches: Messi’s Impact on the Team
Inter Miami CF, led by Messi, gears up for their 2024 MLS campaign, beginning on February 22 against Salt Lake. Messi, who joined Miami in 2023 after leaving PSG, had a successful debut season, winning the Leagues Cup and scoring 11 goals in 14 appearances. The upcoming Saudi Arabia tour serves as a crucial preparation for Messi and Inter Miami before diving into the MLS season.