Ronaldo, Messi score in Riyadh thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi transported fans back in time to the heyday of their storied rivalry as both forwards got on the scoresheet in an exhibition match in Riyadh.

Ronaldo scored twice on his first appearance in Saudi Arabia with Lionel Messi also on target as Riyadh All Stars took on the Argentine World Cup winner's Paris St Germain.

The sides shared nine goals as PSG ran out 5-4 winners in the exhibition match at the King Fahd Stadium.

Messi opened the scoring from Neymar's pass with only two minutes on the clock.

The All Stars, made up of players from Al Hilal and Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr, equalised when the Portugal captain crashed in a penalty after he was fouled by PSG keeper Keylor Navas.

Despite it only being a friendly PSG were reduced to 10 men when Juan Bernat saw red for a foul.

The French side went ahead again through a goal from centre-half Marquinhos at a corner.

Neymar then had a weak penalty saved by Mohammed al Owais after he was tripped in the area, and Ronaldo made it 2-2 before half-time when he converted the rebound after his header came back off a post.

Ronaldo's former Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos put PSG back in front, only for Jang Hyun-soo to equalise.

There was to be no hat-trick for Ronaldo with the 37-year-old withdrawn after an hour.

A Kylian Mbappe penalty and a goal from Hugo Ekitike put the visitors two ahead before Anderson Talisca pulled one back.