Al HIlal of Saudi Arabia, with Neymar for the first time in his starting elevendrew a disappointing 1-1 at home against mediocre Navbahor Namangan of Uzbekistan in their 2023-2024 Asian Champions League debut.
It could have been worse for Al Hilal, who equalized in the 10th minute of stoppage time! at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh thanks to a headed goal from defender Ali Al-Bulaihi later from the 52nd minute when Toma Tabatadze opened the scoring.
Neymar played the entire match, which corresponds to the first day of group D, and He received a yellow card in the 60th minute for pushing an opponent and then throwing the ball at him.
Despite playing too Alexsandar Mitrovic, Malcom and Rúben Neves, Jorge Jesus’ Al Hilal is on the brink of defeat. He had 76% possession and finished 20 times although the goal eluded him until a very long 16-minute stoppage time.
Al Ittihad won without Benzema
Al Itihad, champions of Saudi Arabia, started Group C of the Asian Champions League by beating AGMK, also from Uzbekistan, 3-0, despite being without their star man Karim Bensema.
Source: La Verdad
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