How Neymar fared in his first game for Al Hilal

Whistles, boos and jeers rang around the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Neymar’s long-awaited debut for Al Hilal.

The club’s costly acquisition was the cause of this hostile reaction during Friday’s 6-1 drubbing of Al Riyadh but he was not the recipient. That dishonour fell upon the unfortunate shoulders of Salem Al Dawsari.

The former darling of the Saudi giants – a player who came through the club’s academy and scored in the 2019 AFC Champions League final – bore the brunt of his fans’ ire for having the gall to take an 87th-minute penalty instead of his new teammate.

Here’s how Neymar…


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