PSG to play a friendly in Riyadh on January 19 against a composite team including players from Al Nassr, Ronaldo’s new club, and Al Hilal.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game in Saudi Arabia is set to be against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and his career-long rival Lionel Messi.

PSG said on Monday it will play a January 19 friendly in Riyadh against a composite team of players from Ronaldo’s new club Al Nassr and Al Hilal

Qatar-owned PSG is visiting Saudi Arabia during a two-day break in the region, which will include a visit to Doha for promotional work with the club’s portfolio of Qatari sponsors.

Ronaldo and Argentina’s Messi have dominated the sport over the last 15 years, winning the Ballon d’Or 12 times between them.

Their rivalry grew during the nine years in which they faced off against each other in Spain – when Messi was starring for Barcelona and Ronaldo for Real Madrid.

The Portuguese forward is set to make his first appearance for Al Nassr when they take on Ettifaq in the Saudi top flight on January 22.