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How to Watch PSG Vs Saudi All-Star XI: Kick-off Time and UK Stream



Messi could face his career rival for one last time (Picture: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to play one another for the final time in their careers with PSG set to face the Saudi All-Star XI.

The friendly match will see the French champions, who are on a mid-season tour in the Middle East, take on an All-Star team made up from the best players from Saudi Pro League clubs Al Nassr and Al Hilal.

And with Messi now plying his trade for the Parisians – and Ronaldo having recently moved to Saudi club Al Nassr – fans have been getting excited at the prospect of the two legends of the game sharing the pitch once more.

Here is everything you need to know about the mouthwatering showdown, including what time it starts and how to watch on live stream in the UK.

When is PSG vs Saudi All-Star XI?

PSG vs Saudi All-Star XI is set to take place on Thursday, January 19 at 5pm UK time.

Ronaldo could share the turf with Messi for the last time (Picture: Nassr Club of Saudi Arabia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The clash will be held at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Just last weekend the stadium played host to the Spanish Super Cup final, which saw Messi’s former team Barcelona beat Ronaldo’s old employers Real Madrid 3-1.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to captain the Saudi All-Star team, although he is yet to make his debut for Al Nassr after being banned for two matches for improper and violent conduct from his time as a Manchester United player.

How to watch PSG vs Saudi All-Star XI on live stream

PSG vs Saudi All-Star XI will not be shown on any TV channel in the UK.

However, fans will still be able to stream the match live on PSG TV.

The French club will also be live streaming the eagerly-anticipated friendly on their Facebook and YouTube channels – with a £1.99 fee for UK viewers.

Ronaldo has been given a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia (Picture: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

When was the last time Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi played each other?

Ronaldo and Messi last faced each other in a Champions League group stage fixture in December 2020.

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The Portuguese scored two goals to help Juventus overcome Barcelona in the 3-0 victory at Camp Nou.

Ronaldo and Messi have faced one another 36 times across their careers, with the Argentine on the winning team 16 times compared to Ronaldo’s 11.

And Messi’s 22 goals scored in their head-to-head fixtures puts him one ahead of Ronaldo’s tally of 21.

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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