Neymar Debut: Al-Hilal fans reportedly boo Saudi Arabian icon for denying Brazilian forward penalty

Neymar made his debut for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League. (Photo Credit: Al-Hilal/X, Pulse Sports)

Neymar Debut: Al-Hilal fans reportedly boo Saudi Arabian icon for denying Brazilian forward penalty

Izuchukwu Akawor 13:02 - 16.09.2023

On the occasion of Neymar's debut in the Saudi Pro League, Al-Hilal fans were left disappointed by a Saudi Arabian legend, who denied him glory.

On Neymar’s debut for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League, despite their Blue Eagles cruising to a comprehensive 6-1 victory against Al Riyadh, the mood among the fans remained sombre.

Brazilian legend, Neymar, who came off the bench for his official debut at Al-Hilal, was involved in a late incident with Saudi Arabian icon, Nasser Al Dawsari. 

Neymar move to Al-Hilal

The 30-year-old became another high-profile player to join the Pro League after he left Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain in mid-August. 

Pulse Sports reported that Al-Hilal lured the talented Brazilian to Saudi Arabia with a deal that will see him earn around $300 million in 24 months. 

Neymar left PSG for Al-Hilal
Neymar unveiled as a new Al-Hilal player || Photo Credit: Imago

Neymar penned a two-year contract that will see him wear the all-blue colours of the club until the summer of 2025. 

He was unveiled with a giant hologram with over 60, 000 fans coming out to celebrate the arrival of the iconic Brazilian number 10 and all-time top scorer. 

Neymar will earn $300m in Al-Hilal
At the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Neymar was introduced to a packed crowd.

Four weeks later, Neymar has now made his official debut for the club in a sensational win at home. 

Fans boo Saudi legend

With the Eagles leading and cruising 4-0, after Neymar assisted compatriot Malcolm for the fourth goal, Al-Hilal was awarded a penalty three minutes from time. 

Neymar sealed his debut with an assist.
Neymar comes on for his Al-Hilal debut. (Photo Credit: Al-Hilal/X)

Neymar made attempts to take it but was denied by teammates, AL Dawsari, who had already netted a brace at the time but didn’t want to pass on the chance for a hat-trick.

The Saudi hero against Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup went on to complete his hat-trick with a calm finish, but his action did not go down well with the fans. 

It will be an interesting time between Al dawsari and Neymar
Saudi Arabia icon, Nasser Al-Dawsari denied Neymar a penalty. (Photo Credit: Al-Hilal/X)

According to a video from journalist, Sulaimon Ahmed, on, fans of the club made their feelings known by booing Al Dawsari for his action. 

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