His Excellency Advisor Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, presented the Riyadh Season 2022 Cup to Paris Saint-Germain, after its victory over the Riyadh Season team in a world-class match, in which the two teams scored 9 goals, 5 for PSG and 4 for the Riyadh Season team.
Before the match, Alalshikh delivered a speech in which he said: “140 countries are watching you, you are in a historic moment now.” The match is one of the most prominent international sporting events this year, as it was broadcast by more than 20 local and international channels.
The match featured several international football stars, including player of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo, world champions Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, Hakimi, and many Saudi national team stars.
The trophy and medal presentation ceremony was accompanied by fantastic firework displays in the stadium, as well as musical performances that doubled the audience’s enjoyment after the end of the sporting event hosted by Riyadh Season, in an initiative that is the first of its kind in the region.
The match started with the French team scoring its first goal in the third minute through Messi before Ronaldo scored the equalizer through a penalty for the Riyadh Season team. Marquinhos added another goal for Paris Saint-Germain, and Mbappe missed a penalty kick. Later, Ronaldo scored the second equalizer for the Riyadh Season team.
In the second half, 5 more goals were scored, 3 for PSG, scored by Ramos, Mbappe, and Ekitiki, and 2 for the Riyadh Season team, scored by Korean defender Jang Soo and Brazilian Anderson Talisca.
The international match witnessed the face-off between the two world legends, the Argentine Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, in addition to the challenge between the coaches of the two teams, the Argentine Marcelo Gallardo and the French Christophe Galtier. This increased the international interest in broadcasting the match, while the international media treated it as one of the most prominent international sporting events.
Football fans around the world were able to watch the match, which was transmitted for free with the best technologies used in the largest international tournaments and professional television coverage through sports channels that broadcast its events to all parts of the world.
The atmosphere of fun and entertainment increased with the festive events, light shows and fireworks that accompanied the match and ignited enthusiasm in the crowded stands. Fans cheered the Riyadh Season team and the visiting international stars of the Paris Saint-Germain club.
Riyadh Season 2022 Cup is one of the major sporting events that Riyadh Season organizes, as it brings together a number of football stars in one stadium in front of local and international football fans.