Inter Miami Clarifies Misunderstanding Amid Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Match Speculations
Inter Miami refuted claims of an impending fixture against Al-Nassr, dubbed ‘The Last Dance’, featuring football icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Speculation arose concerning a prospective match set in Saudi Arabia where these titans might confront each other, possibly for the final time as they approach the twilight of their illustrious careers.
However, Inter Miami swiftly dismissed these reports, asserting that no official confirmation exists regarding such an encounter. The team emphasized that neither their owner, Jorge Mas, nor any official representative had made any public or private statements regarding this proposed preseason fixture. Underlining their aspirations of global recognition, the team elaborated on ongoing discussions to finalize their preseason agenda for the upcoming year.
The last known clash between Messi and Ronaldo occurred during a friendly fixture in 2023, wherein Messi, representing PSG, scored while Ronaldo netted twice for the opposing team, resulting in a 5-4 victory for Messi’s side. Over the years, these football luminaries have engaged in several iconic matchups, notably during their tenure in La Liga.
Ronaldo, following his tenure with Manchester United, traversed successful stints at Real Madrid and Juventus before joining Al-Nassr. Meanwhile, Messi, renowned for his longstanding tenure at Barcelona and later PSG, presently plies his trade with Inter Miami.
Messi marked his debut with a stunning free-kick for Miami and has tallied an impressive 11 goals in 14 games. Notably, he guided Argentina to World Cup triumph in 2022, a feat that secured his unprecedented eighth Ballon d’Or. Conversely, Ronaldo’s World Cup campaign with Portugal concluded in disappointment, contrasting Messi’s exultation in securing the coveted trophy.