In the Al Hilal souvenir shop there is a shelf dedicated to the number 10 shirt with Messi’s name on it. At the Saudi Arabian National Championship, Al Nassr’s competition will come from Al Hilal.
The host club of King Fahd International currently hold the record for most crowns won in the Saudi Pro League (Saudi Arabia’s national championship) with 18. That’s double Al Nassr’s crowns won. In the previous campaign, Al Hilal successfully defended his th throne by a margin of 6 points over Al Nassr.
This is also the third consecutive year that King Fahd Stadium has been selected to host the national championship. Al Hilal fans immediately demanded that their favorite team spend money to bring back Lionel Messi, CR7’s most formidable rival. , after Al Nassr managed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
With Paris Saint-Germain doing everything they can to land ‘El Pulga’ on a new contract, there’s little likelihood that Messi will travel to Saudi Arabia to face Ronaldo for the upcoming season. With Lionel Messi still harboring Champions League ambitions, it’s very likely he’ll stay with the side playing in the French capital for at least one more season.
Messi will still have a chance to face Ronaldo when he is at PSG.Before, the team that ended up winning Ligue 1 planned to travel to Saudi Arabia for a friendly against an all-stars team made up of the best players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
This game was to be refereed by Arsene Wenger, who had previously managed both clubs. The game was originally scheduled for late January 2022 but was postponed as the French side needed more time to prepare for their next competition. PSG and two clubs from Saudi Arabia will meet to discuss the date and time of an upcoming friendly.