Two PSG players Marco Verratti and Nordi Mukiele will not participate friendly match against Riyadh ST XI, a team consisting of players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal. This is the expected encounter when Lionel Messi has the opportunity to face Cristiano Ronaldo, the player who arrived at Al Nassr this summer.
Before the match, PSG announced that midfielder Marco Verratti had not recovered from a thigh injury. Meanwhile, right-back Nordi Mukiele has a hamstring injury. The two players mentioned above will not participate in the tour in Saudi Arabia of the Paris team. Instead, they stayed at the home team’s training center to continue the recovery process.
Verratti missed the last 3 matches of PSG. The Italian midfielder is a key element of the Paris team, appearing in 22 matches in all competitions and having 1 assist this season. Meanwhile, Mukiele played 22 matches and contributed 3 assists. Except for the two cases mentioned above, PSG has full force for the friendly match against Riyadh ST XI.
The next match is Ronaldo’s first appearance after the Portuguese superstar joined Saudi Arabia’s team, Al Nassr. He was favored by Turki Al-Sheikh, the chairman of Saudi Arabia’s entertainment management agency, with the captain’s armband of the Riyadh ST XI team in the next match.
Ronaldo scored 3 goals and provided an assist in 4 times against PSG in the Champions League. The Portuguese star has never lost to PSG (3 wins and 1 draw).
Nguyen Son | 16:52 January 18, 2023