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Neymar Scores First Al Hilal Goal In Asian Champions League Win

Brazil Star Neymar Opened His Account For Al Hilal On Tuesday, Scoring In His Side’s 3-0 Victory In The Asian Champions League Against Iran’s Nassaji Mazandaran In Tehran.

The Former Paris Saint-Germain Forward, Signed In August For A Reported 90 Million Euros ($94 Million), Grabbed The Second In The Record Asian Champions’ Win At The Azadi Stadium.

The Goal, A Sweeping Left-Footed Finish In 58 Minutes, Represented Neymar’s First For Hilal In Five Matches. Former Fulham Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic Had Opened The Scoring On 18 Minutes With A Header, With Substitute Saleh Al Shehri Securing The Result In Injury Time To Lift The Four-Time Winners, Runners-Up Last Year, Top Of Group D.

Navbahor, 2022 Uzbekistan Super League Runners-Up And Champions League Debutants, Had Earlier On Tuesday Secured A 3-0 Win At Home To India’s Mumbai City In Namangan.

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Both Hilal And Nassaji Mazandaran Were Forced To Play The Majority Of The Match In The Iranian Capital With 10 Men After The Saudi Side’s Captain Salman Al Faraj Was Sent Off Alongside Amir Houshmand Seven Minutes Before Half-Time – Both For Violent Conduct.

Hilal Was Playing In Iran Less Than 24 Hours After Compatriots Al Ittihad Had Refused To Enter The Pitch In Their Match Against Sepahan In Isfahan Because A Bust Of The Slain Revolutionary Guards Commander Qasem Soleimani Was On Display At The Entrance. The Game Was Subsequently Called Off.

In Group A, 2003 Winners Al Ain Maintained Their 100 Percent Record With A 4-2 Home Success Against Turkmenistan’s Ahal, While Saudi Side Al Fayha Ran Out 2-0 Winners At Home To Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor. Al Ain Of The UAE Are Top, Three Points Ahead Of Ahal And Fayha.

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