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Businessman pays £2.2m to meet Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

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A Saudi businessman has paid £2.2 million for a VIP ticket to watch Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo face each other in an exhibition match on Thursday night.

In what could be the final meeting between the two greatest footballers of this generation Ronaldo will be making his first appearance in Saudi Arabia since joining Al-Nassr this month, as part of an all-star Riyadh XI.

Their opponents are Paris Saint-Germain and the match comes a month after Messi lifted the World Cup trophy in Qatar with Argentina.

Bidding for the “Beyond Imagination” ticket, which includes perks such as access to both team’s dressing rooms and the chance to meet Messi and Ronaldo, started at £220,000.

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