Roberto Firmino (32, Al Ahli) scored a hat-trick in the opening game.
Al Ahli won 3-1 against Al Hazm in the first round of the 2023-2024 season Saudi Professional League held at Prince Abdullah Alfaisal Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at 3:00 am (Korean time) on the 12th.
Firmino, who left Liverpool to join Al Ahli after the 2022-2023 season ended, started as a forward striker in the match. Al-Ahli has Alain Saint-Maximin from Newcastle United, Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City in the second line of attack, and Frank Kessie from FC Barcelona in midfield. The goal was guarded by Edouard Mendy, who moved from Chelsea.
It took just six minutes for Firmino to score his debut goal. In the 6th minute of the first half, the ball passed to the right through Marez and Kessie led to a cross, and Firmino, who was waiting in the box, opened the net with an accurate header.
In the 10th minute of the first half, 4 minutes after the first goal was scored, Firmino broke the net again. Marez, rushing with the ball from the right flank, posted a low and quick cross, and Firmino scored without a mistake.
Al Ahli, who finished the first half with a 2-0 lead, conceded a goal to Al Hazm in the 5th minute of the second half to make the score 2-1. 메이저놀이터
However, in the 27th minute of the second half, Firmino’s toes spewed fire again. This time Saint-Maximin crosses from the left flank and Firmino heads in. The goalkeeper made a save, but Firmino completed the hat trick by pushing the bouncing ball back.