What was supposed to be the final duel between the two best players of the century finally took a turn for the worse. The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, which was to accommodate 30,000 spectators, is preparing to ring hollow for 90 minutes. The Portuguese, injured in the calf, does not appear on the match sheet and will follow the match from the stands. Aymeric Laporte, Marcelo Brozovic and Anderson Talisca are, on the contrary, starters with the Saudi club.
On the other side, the Argentinian Lionel Messi, who suffers from hamstring discomfort, is on the bench. Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba started for Inter, but the poster does not have the same flavor.