Saudi Pro League – Neymar happy with his debut with Al-Hilal

Triumph at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium for the premiere of Ney'
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2023-09-18 12:38:30

Neymar Junior took his first steps in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Hilal, and he couldn’t have asked for a better start. The former FC Barcelona and Santos star, who joined Al-Hilal this summer from Paris Saint-Germain, immediately won the hearts of fans by contributing to a thumping victory against Al-Riyadh.


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Although Neymar failed to find the back of the net himself, his presence on the pitch was keenly felt. In just 24 minutes of play, the Brazilian playmaker provided a crucial assist, helping his team dominate the match with a final score of 6-1. A performance which demonstrated the player’s undeniable talent and his adaptability to his new environment, especially after more than 6 months of absence.

Following the premiere, Neymar expressed his gratitude to supporters and teammates on social media.

On X (Twitter), he said: “ Very happy to start with a victory… thanks to the fans for the tribute .”

Next step, the Champions League

Neymar and his teammates now have their eyes on the future. The next challenge ahead of them is a home match against Navbahor Namangan of Uzbekistan, scheduled for September 18.

This match will be a key clash in Group D of the AFC Champions League, the Asian equivalent of the Champions League.

New era.