Fans all say same thing as Cristiano Ronaldo pulls off silky nutmeg in Messi clash before ordering team-mate to back off

FANS are all saying the same after Cristiano Ronaldo produced an impressive nutmeg before telling his team-mate to leave the ball for him.

The football legend is making his Middle East debut playing for Saudi Pro League’s All-Star XI against PSG.


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His first appearance sees him come up against great rival Lionel Messi with the Ligue 1 giants fielding a strong team in the friendly.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar also started for the Parisians.

And Messi gave PSG when early on when he coolly converted following Neymar’s ball through.

But Ronaldo wasn’t to be upstaged and showed he’s still got it with a fine piece of skill in the 11th minute.

Having collected up the ball, the ex-Manchester United star impressively flicked the ball through Carlos Soler’s legs.

His pass was clearly meant for a team-mate, but Ronaldo pleaded with him to leave the ball for him so he could drive forward.

And fans have been reacting to the moment on social media.

One joked: “He’s not gonna let his new teammates ever have a touch is he .”


A second said: “Cristiano rolling back the years! So far performing better than Mbappe, Neymar and Messi.”

A third said: “He literally told a player to leave the ball .”

A fourth chimed in with: “This is like when somebody’s big brother would come n play football with you and try show how good he was.”

But that wasn’t Ronaldo’s best moment from an entertaining opening period.

That’s because he equalised from the penalty spot with his first ever goal in Saudi Arabia before doubling his tally with a trademark header in first half stoppage-time soon after Marquinhos put PSG ahead again.

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