Will Neymar be a starter at Al Hilal’s first game at the Asian Champions League?

Jorge Jesus avoided the question, but the Brazilian left a good impression in his first match with the Saudi club
Josué Seixas
2023-09-18 14:21:05

Neymar already took Al Hilal by storm. The Brazilian had a much viewed debut last week, in which he played for about 40 minutes, and now the expectations have risen even more.

The Saudi team begins their campaign at the Asian Champions League today (18) against Uzbekistan’s Navbahor Namangan. Neymar’s presence, however, is not a certain thing as Jorge Jesus revealed that the player complained about some soreness. This was also the reason that his debut took a while.


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“Everyone knows that Neymar has a lot of quality among all the players in the world and is capable of giving more. He is currently feeling some muscle pain and his participation will be determined today after training”, explained Jorge Jesus.

Al Hilal players have practiced yesterday (17) after their route win against Al Riyadh. Neymar’s team won by 6-1 and the Brazilian participated in four goals, providing one assist to Malcom.