A top bill that misses its headliners. In recent days, Saudi Arabia has done everything they can to pump up the ‘Last Dance’ between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Only: the two legends both did not kick off due to injury. A shame for the fans who dug deep into their pockets for a ticket. The Argentinian’s (mock) substitute could not take away the disappointment either.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi signed lucrative contracts in exotic football resorts, but there is also something in return.
For example, their clubs Al-Nassr and Inter Miami are trying to recoup part of the investment with inflated exhibition tournaments. This week, for example, the Riyadh Season Cup was planned in Saudi Arabia, in which, in addition to the above-mentioned teams, Al-Hilal of the injured Neymar is also participating.
A clash between Ronaldo and Messi was normally scheduled for Thursday. A meeting that the organization was happy to call a ‘Last Dance’ between the two football gods.
This translated into high ticket prices, which started from 200 euros and rose to more than 11,000 euros for ‘platinum seats’.