NEYMAR was subjected to jeers as he finally made his Saudi Pro League debut last night.
The former Barcelona forward left Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Al-Hilal in a £78m move this summer.
ReutersNeymar came off he bench to make his Al-Hilal debut last night[/caption]
EPAThe Brazilian helped his team to trounce Al-Riyadh 6-1 in the Saudi Pro League[/caption]
GettyThere were jeers when he failed to take a late penalty[/caption]
GettyThat did not stop the Samba star from joining Salem Aldawsari’s goal celebrations[/caption]
The Brazilian, who recently surpassed Pele to become his country’s all-time top scorer, came off the bench against Al-Riyadh in the second half of his team’s 6-1 victory.
Ex-Fulham striker Mitrovic scored a first half penalty as Yasser Alshahrani, Nasser Aldawsari, Malcolm and Salem Aldawsari also found the net.
Then, in the closing stages of the game, Neymar was presented with a golden opportunity to open his account for Al-Hilal when they were awarded another spot-kick.
However, to the surprise of everybody there, it was winger Salem Aldawsari that stepped up to take it.
That decision was met by a chorus of boos around the ground as home supporters vented their fury that the big-money buy would not be on it.
Despite the crowd’s disappointment, Aldawsari scored and he was quickly joined by Neymar in the celebrations.
That result moved Al-Hilal into top spot in the league as they recorded their fifth victory out of their opening six matches.
Meanwhile, rivals Al-Ittihad, who have the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Fabinho in their ranks, are close behind in second.
Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson’s Al-Ettifaq are down in fifth while Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Al-Nassr are seventh.