PSG train in Doha as Messi-Ronaldo friendly looms
19 January 2023 | 10:36 am
Paris St. Germain train in Doha on the eve of their friendly against a Riyadh XI which pits Lionel Messi against Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.
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