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WATCH: Fans flood Ighalo with selfie requests during Messi, Ronaldo reunion in Saudi Arabia

Ighalo watched the Saudi All Stars vs PSG friendly from the stands. play videoIghalo watched the Saudi All Stars vs PSG friendly from the stands.

Apart from the galaxies of stars on display on the pitch at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, there was a certain Odion Ighalo in the mix.

The Al Hilal striker who watched the game from the stands barely had some breathing space as fans mobbed him with constant selfie requests.

A video that has surfaced online shows the moment the Super Eagles striker seated in the stands as fans thronged him for photographs.

As the top scorer in the Saudi league last season, it is unclear why Ighalo didn't feature for the host.

The exhibition-friendly match between the Saudi All-stars and the star-studded Paris Saint Germain side ended in a 9-goal thriller with Messi, Ronaldo, Ramos and Kylian Mbappe all on target.

Ronaldo, who featured for the first time since joining Al Nasr scored a hattrick as the game ended 5-4 in favour of the French champions.

Many believe it could be the last time football fans will witness the Messi-Ronaldo rivalry in a single game.

Check out the video below courtesy of Naija sports Instagram handle: