Inter Miami Agrees to Friendly Match in February 2024 Against Al Nassr, Bringing Together Two GOATs for Another Epic Encounter.
The most recent encounter between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi was during a friendly match with PSG. Since then, fans have eagerly awaited another opportunity for these two stars to meet on the field once more.
At 36, Messi crafted the core of his legacy at Barcelona, while Ronaldo, at 38, achieved similar peaks at arch-rivals Real Madrid after departing Manchester United in 2009.
There were expectations for the Inter Miami player to join the Saudi league, aligning with Ronaldo, but he ultimately chose to join David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team.
Ronaldo signed for Al Nassr in December 2022 following a bitter split from United in his second spell at the club.
The Portugal star is paid around $75million a year on a deal that runs until 2025.
Despite a rough start leading to Messi’s team missing the MLS playoffs, they secured victory in the Leagues Cup and reached the US Open Cup final.
The upcoming match will also witness Ronaldo encountering two other Barcelona favorites, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who joined Messi in Miami.
Moreover, by the game’s scheduled date in February, Luis Suarez might also join in, with heavy speculations tying the striker to a move from Brazilian team Gremio to the MLS side.