Watch: Keylor Navas punches Cristiano Ronaldo in face, bruised CR7 scores immediately after
Cristiano Ronaldo began up front for a Saudi All-Star XI while longtime rival Lionel Messi lined up for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Cristiano Ronaldo was punched hard in the side of the face by Keylor Navas, leaving him with a huge bump. He received the bruised swelling as an unwelcome memento from his first game after moving to Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo stumbled to the ground, thankfully escaping serious injury. He grimaced in discomfort from his bruised cheekbone but composed himself before converting the spot-kick for his first goal in Saudi Arabia against Messi’s PSG.
Ronaldo scored his second goal at the end of the first half, blasting in a rebound after his header had rebounded against the post, and by then his cheekbone looked like a red apple. Ronaldo wheeled away in joy, sticking his tongue out, and was surrounded by teammates near the corner flag.
At King Fahd International Stadium in front of 68,000 spectators, Lionel Messi's PSG defeated Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi squad 5-4. It was probably the last time fans saw the Ronaldo vs Messi rivalry, one of the most famous ones in football history.
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