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Gallardo trained Cristiano Ronaldo in the run-up to the friendly against Messi's PSG in Saudi Arabia


The Argentine DT led a practice session with the team of footballers from the Arab league, among which the Portuguese stands out.

Argentine coach

Marcelo Gallardo

is already in

Saudi Arabia

, where on Thursday he will lead the local league's all-star team - led by

Cristiano Ronaldo

- against

Lionel Messi

's Paris Saint -



El Muñeco arrived in


along with his coaching staff and was received by businessman

Turki Al-Sheikh , Saudi minister and owner of the Spanish


club Almería

, the organization reported.

Gallardo was chosen by the organization of the

Riyadh Season Cup

to lead the all-star team, a combination of the most important clubs in Saudi Arabia (

Al Nassr and Al Hilal

) that will face Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé's PSG next Thursday.

Marcelo Gallardo greets the members of the Saudi league star team.

The former River Plate DT will also meet again with

Gonzalo "Pity" Martínez

and will have the Peruvian

Andrés Carrillo

and members of the Saudi national team available, such as goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais, midfielder Mohammed Kano and striker Salem Al-Dawsari. author of one of the goals of the historic victory over Argentina in

Qatar 2022


At night, Gallardo had his first face to face with the players to carry out a practice thinking about the team that will stop on the occasion of the duel against the powerful French team.

The Doll greeted the players one by one, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who came to Arab football in recent weeks after a controversial departure from England's Manchester United.

The match will be played on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. in Argentina at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital.

Cristiano Ronaldo, in the background, smiles during practice for the Saudi All-Star team.

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