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Highlights: PSG beat Riyadh XI

Lionel Messi scored the opening goal in the nine-goal thriller friendly match between Riyadh XI, a Saudi selection, and French giants PSG.

Messi finished Neymar’s through ball to put PSG ahead as early as in the 3rd minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo also started in the match as Riyadh XI captain and scored the equaliser.

The Portuguese, who was playing his first game since arriving in Saudi Arabia early this month, netted the goal from the spot in the 34th minute.

Marquinhos then tapped in Kylian Mbappe’s cross to put PSG back in front on minute 43.

Neymar could have secured another goal for the French side but failed to convert from the spot on the stroke of half-time.

Ronaldo got his brace in the stoppage time to level the terms before the break.

As the second half resumed, Mbappe got another assist, setting up Sergio Ramos for PSG’s third goal in the 54th minute.

The lead didn’t last long as Hyun Soo Jang equalised for the Saudi selection three minutes later.

Mbappe finally got to the score-sheet on the hour, netting a penalty.

A few moments after restoring their lead, PSG coach Christophe Galtier made a wholesale change to the team and brought new faces after the hour.

Substitute Hugo Ekitike didn’t take long to get his goal and sealed the Parisians’ victory before Anderson Talisca scored for the Saudi selection.

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