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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo scores two goals in first-half to level Messi’s PSG 2-2 in Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo scores two goals in first-half to level against Messi’s PSG 2-2 in Saudi Arabia.

The Portuguese star was playing for the Saudi Pro League’s All-Star XI against the Ligue 1 giants during their tour of the Middle East.

After falling behind in the third minute to a Lionel Messi goal, Ronaldo was able to get his own name on the scoresheet.

 

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Goalkeeper Keylor Navas took out the former Manchester United star as he tried to go for a header.

It was kind of a reunion for Ronaldo as he was a team-mate of the Costa Rican stopper during his time at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo got a fist to the face and required treatment from the medical staff.

But that did not stop the 37-year-old from stepping up and taking the penalty.

In classic fashion, Ronaldo slammed the ball into the right side of the goal.

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PSG then had Juan Bernat sent off but re-took the lead through defender Marquinhos.

But that was then followed by a missed penalty by Neymar.

And then Ronaldo’s day got even better as he fired in his second of the match before half-time to level-up the scores.

It is Ronaldo’s first non-international match since he joined Al-Nassr following his axing from Manchester United.

PSG are playing in the fixture against the All-Star XI as part of their mid-season tour of the Middle East.

Ronaldo was selected alongside players such as Odion Ighalo, Anderson Talisca and former Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina.

The players have been chosen from clubs in the Saudi Pro League.

For appearing in the match, the Ligue 1 club is set to pocket £8.8million, according to L’Equipe.

Messi and Ronaldo’s rivalry goes back to their time at former clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The two often competed for the same trophies as well as the Ballon d’Or in order to decide who was the best player in the world.

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