On January 9th, the one-year postponed Riyadh Season Cup football friendly match officially confirmed the match time.
This match between Paris Saint-Germain and the Riyadh Star Team will be staged at 1 o’clock in the morning on January 20th, . At that time, the outstanding players selected from Riyadh Victory and Riyadh Crescent will be led by the famous Argentine coach Gallardo.
In the next game, Ronaldo and Messi are expected to stage their first duel since 2020.
If the Riyadh star team plays with this starting lineup, can they break the wrist with Paris?
Goalkeeper: David Ospina
Ospina, who was also the main player in Naples last season, will most likely occupy the starting goalkeeper position of the Riyadh Star Team. The 34-year-old has represented Colombia in two World Cups and is a key figure for the team to advance to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil.
Ospina once served as the main goalkeeper in Nice, Arsenal and Naples. This season he moved to the Saudi League. He played 12 times on behalf of Riyadh. He not only performed bravely in front of the goal, but also sent 1 assist.
Left back: Saud Abdul Hamid
Abdul Hamid, who was born in 1999, is from Riyadh Crescent. He has sent 2 assists in the Saudi league this season and is a rising star in Saudi football.
Not long ago, Abdul Hamid played 3 group matches in the World Cup in Qatar and completed 3 steals in Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over Argentina. He performed well. In the future, he has the opportunity to continue to play in the Saudi national team
Serve as the main force.
Right back: Sultan Ghanem
Ghanem is from Riyadh Victory. He has played 9 times in the league this season and contributed 1 goal and 1 assist. He can play right back and right wing back and other positions, and has excellent skills at his feet.
In the World Cup in Qatar, Ghanem played 3 times, including 1 start. As a popular Saudi international, he has the strength to get a starting position in the Riyadh Star Team.
Central defender: Jang Hyun-soo
Zhang Xianxiu, the main central defender of Riyadh Crescent, must be no stranger to Chinese fans.
The main central defender of the South Korean team in the 2018 World Cup has played for Guangzhou R&F for many years and has left a good performance.
Jang Hyun-soo has played for Riyadh Crescent since the 2019-20 season, helping the team win the AFC Champions League twice and the Saudi League Championship three times, and has won numerous reputations.
Centre-back: Alvaro Gonzalez
The 33-year-old Gonzalez is a new aid introduced by Riyadh this season. He has been the main force in Zaragoza, Espanyol, Villarreal and Marseille, and has been in European football for many years.
It is worth mentioning that during his time in Marseille, Gonzalez had clashed with Neymar many times. Neymar once claimed that he was racially discriminated against by Gonzalez and was stained red for beating Gonzalez.
The button-and-click battle also lasted for a long time.
If the two sides meet in Riyadh this time, it will be another highlight besides the Melo duel.
Midfielder: Luis Gustavo
Former Brazil international Gustavo also joined Riyadh Victory this season. At present, he has contributed 4 goals and 2 assists in 12 league games, and his performance is quite eye-catching.
Gustavo has played for Hoffenheim, Bayern, Wolfsburg, Marseille and other European teams, and participated in the Brazil World Cup as a main force.
In Riyadh’s victory team, his position in the midfield is unshakable.
Midfielder: Anderson Talisca
Talisca’s selection is also well-deserved, and the data of scoring 11 goals in 10 games is the best proof.
After joining Riyadh Victory from Guangzhou Evergrande, Talisca swept away the haze. He scored 20 goals in the league last season and is still in excellent form this season.
Next to a group of stars, Taliska will be an important offensive starting point for the Riyadh Stars.
Midfielder: Matthaus Pereira
Riyadh Crescent midfielder Pereira is the third most valuable player in the Saudi League, second only to Ronaldo and Talisca.
Last season, Pereira contributed 2 goals and 11 assists in the Saudi League. In the 2020-21 season, he is still the absolute main force of West Brom. In a single season in the Premier League, he scored 11 goals and 6 assists, which is an eye-catching performance.
Pereira also played for Sporting Lisbon, Nuremberg and other teams, and scored goals in both the Portuguese Super League and the Bundesliga.
Forward: Salem Dhavasari
Although the data of 1 goal and 1 assist this season is relatively flat, Davasari, who plays for Riyadh Crescent, deserves a starting spot.
As a Saudi international, Al-Dhavasari scored 2 goals in the World Cup in Qatar, including the winning goal against Argentina.
In the past few years, Davasari has been the offensive core of Riyadh Crescent, and has a very high status in the hearts of local fans.
Forward: Odion Ighalo
Ighalo, who once played for Changchun Yatai, Shanghai Shenhua, and Manchester United, has currently scored 8 goals in the Saudi League and is the top scorer of Riyadh Crescent, second only to Talisca in the league scorer list.
Whether in the Premier League, the Chinese Super League or the Saudi League, Ighalo has scored a lot of goals. His battle with the Paris defense is very worthy of attention.
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo
About Ronaldo, there is no need to introduce too much.
If he can play on behalf of the Riyadh Star Team, he will once again usher in a duel with Messi, which is undoubtedly the biggest highlight of the game.
Since his appearance in Riyadh, Ronaldo has been attracting the attention of the outside world all the time. If there is no accident, the Saudis will definitely arrange Ronaldo in the starting lineup, adding a touch of color to this already star-studded game.
In addition to the above players, there are many well-known players in Riyadh Victory and Riyadh Crescent.