It could be the final match between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Due to its reputation, it is attracting a lot of attention.
Ronaldo has moved to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr. On the 31st (Korean time), Al-Nasr posted a photo of Ronaldo holding the number 7 shirt on his official SNS and said, “History has been made. 안전놀이터 This is a success not only for our club, but for the entire league and even the country. Ronaldo, new Welcome to my home, Al Nasr.”
It was Ronaldo who dominated the European soccer world, so the impact was quite large. Ronaldo has written many records, such as the most goals in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), the most goals in an A match, and the Ballon d’Or 5 times. And before the start of last season, Ronaldo left Juventus to join Manchester United, the same team he belonged to.
But his time at Manchester United went in an unexpected direction. In his first year with Manchester United, Ronaldo scored 18 league goals and became the team’s top scorer, but in his second season, 2022-23, he gradually began to lose his ground. Coach Eric ten Haag didn’t want the team to focus on just one player, he wanted a player who could contribute to the defense as well. As a result, Ronaldo was gradually pushed out as a candidate.
Ronaldo, who was pushed out of the starting lineup, started to lose his back with Manchester United. Since the start of the league, he has failed to record a single offensive point in six games. Ronaldo, who was pushed out as a candidate, became dissatisfied with the team and said in an interview that “Man United betrayed me.” Ultimately, Ronaldo turned his back on Manchester United and terminated his mutual contract.
The next destination was Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia. According to Spain’s ‘Marca’, Al Nasr contacted Ronaldo right after Ronaldo left Manchester United last month and persuaded him to transfer, promising a huge salary and treatment. Eventually, after the World Cup in Qatar, negotiations progressed and Ronaldo moved to Al Nasr.
The terms of the contract were unconventional. According to ‘Marca’, Al Nasr offered Ronaldo a 30-month playing career and an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 267.6 billion won), and he accepted it. 안전놀이터 It is the highest salary among soccer players in the world.
Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabia, but has yet to make his debut. It was because of the punishment. Ronaldo hit the hand of an Everton boy fan on his way into the tunnel after a match against Everton in April of last year while playing for Manchester United. The smartphone the fan was holding was broken, and the English Football Association (FA) suspended Ronaldo for two games last November. According to the rules of the International Football Federation (FIFA), this punishment was in effect even after Ronaldo’s transfer. Also, Al Nasr’s foreign quota issue had to be sorted out, so Ronaldo’s Al Nasr debut was delayed.
Of course, there is a high possibility that Al-Nasr’s debut match will be a ‘Meho War’ with Messi. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will play an all-star team from the Saudi Arabia League, Al Nasr and Al Hilal, at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh on the 19th. Al-Nasr coach Rudy Garcia also confirmed, “Ronaldo’s first match will be an all-star match consisting of Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal players.”
Meanwhile, a large number of spectators are expected to gather to see the Meho Daejeon, which may be the last. Tickets for the match between PSG and the Al-Nasr-Al-Hilal All-Star team were sold out as soon as tickets were opened, and the ticket queue is said to have recorded 1.5 million people. The enthusiasm of football fans to see the last Meho Daejeon is already hot.