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Compilation of Neymar's impressive Al Hilal debut goes viral, he's going to tear up the Saudi Pro League

Rory O'Callaghan

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Compilation of Neymar's impressive Al Hilal debut goes viral, he's going to tear up the Saudi Pro League

Neymar finally made his long-awaited debut for Al Hilal on Friday and certainly didn't disappoint, although fans were left frustrated by an incident late in the match.

The former Barcelona and PSG star, 31, joined the Saudi Pro League club in a £78m move earlier this summer but has had to wait to make his debut after arriving injured.

Saudi fans finally got their first look at the Brazilian when he came off the bench in the second half of their win over Al Riyadh.

Neymar was introduced with around half an hour to go, with Al Hilal leading 2-0 at the time.

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He had an immediate impact, playing a part in not one but three goals as Al Hilal went on to win 6-1, with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Yasser Alshahrani, Nasser Aldawsari, Malcolm and Salem Aldawsari all scoring for Neymar's side.

Neymar was unlucky not to score himself, coming close on several occasions.

A compilation of his impressive debut has since gone viral on social media. Check it out below.

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Al Hilal were left frustrated, however, after the Brazilian seemingly turned down the chance to open his account for the club late in the match.

It appeared as thought it was written in the stars for Neymar to score on his debut when Al Hilal were awarded a penalty with around three minutes remaining in normal time.

But to the surprise of the crowd, winger Aldawsari stepped up to take the spot kick instead.

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The home crowd booed the decision, after realising the club's record signing wouldn't be taking the penalty.

Thankfully, Aldawsari scored and was joined in celebration by Neymar.

Al Hilal moved to the top of the Saudi Pro League after their win, having won five and drawn one of their opening six matches.

They next face Uzbekistan Super League side Navbahor in the AFC Champions League on Monday - and you certainly wouldn't bet against Neymar opening his account for his new club.

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Featured Image Credit: Saudi Pro League/DAZN

Topics: Neymar, Saudi Pro League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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