Al Ahli’s notable summer acquisitions wasted no time in showcasing their finest skills, teaming up to net a stunning goal against Al Hazm.
Amid a summer transfer window marked by its whirlwind nature, the Saudi Professional League commanded substantial attention, with clubs making substantial investments to attract some of the sport’s most prominent figures to Saudi Arabia.
Al Ahli made a significant revamp to their attacking force by securing the services of Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Additionally, midfielder Franck Kessie and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy were welcomed to bolster the squad.
This diverse lineup quickly demonstrated their synergy as they combined to score an exquisite goal against Al Hazm.
During Friday night’s encounter at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Al Ahli commenced their Saudi Professional League campaign against Al Hazm.
A mere six minutes into the match, Firmino swiftly established the lead by nodding in a cross delivered by Ali Majrashi.
Subsequently, with 10 minutes elapsed on the clock, Al Ahli’s illustrious attacking trio orchestrated a spectacular second goal. Saint-Maximin skillfully navigated his way out of a tight spot before distributing the ball wide to Mahrez.
The former Manchester City player then executed a precise low pass across the penalty area, and Firmino was positioned adeptly to capitalize on the opportunity, registering his second goal of the evening.
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In addition to Al Ahli, numerous Saudi Arabian clubs have successfully secured the services of some of European football’s prominent figures.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr has impressively augmented their lineup with the additions of Sadio Mane and Marcelo Brozovic.
Meanwhile, Al Ittihad’s acquisitions include midfield talents N’Golo Kante and Fabinho, along with the esteemed Ballon d’Or awardee Karim Benzema.
The significant expenditures made during the summer transfer window are anticipated to draw more attention to the Saudi Professional League and subsequently encourage a greater viewership, as well as attract more visitors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Professional League will continue its action on Saturday, featuring matches between Al Taee and Damac FC, as well as Al Feiha against Al Khaleej.