| 13 June 2024, Thursday |

Saudi Al-Hilal beats Iran’s Nassaji with hat-trick in AFC champions league

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal FC won over its Iranian host, Nasaji Mazandaran, with three clean goals in the match that brought them together on Tuesday at Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The game was part of the second round of the “fourth” group of the AFC Champions League 2023-2024.

Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the first goal for Al-Hilal in the 18th minute, and Brazilian star Neymar Jr. netted in the 58th minute, before Saleh Al-Shehri had the third score in the 3rd minute of the injury time, SPA reported.

With this result, Al-Hilal raised its standing to share the top spot in Group 4 with Uzbekistan’s Navbakhor, with four points each, while Nasaji’s score froze at three points, in the third place.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat