Al Hilal vs Al Riyadh live score, updates, highlights as Aleksandar Mitrovic puts hosts in front

The Saudi Pro League returns from the international break with a busy schedule of action including Al Hilal’s clash with local rivals Al Riyadh in the Saudi capital.

Jorge Jesus’ hosts are one of just two sides to start the league campaign with an unbeaten record from the first five matches, but fan expectation is set to hit fever pitch ahead of this tie, with Neymar Jr in line for his debut.

The Brazilian is yet to feature for Al Hilal, following his August move from Paris Saint-Germain, but after completing his injury recovery and breaking the Brazil all time goal record in recent days, he is set to begin a new chapter in the Middle East tonight.

The Sporting News will be following this Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh Saudi Pro League match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.

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Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh live score

  Half Time Goal scorers
Al Hilal 2 Mitrovic, Alshahrani, Aldawsari
Al Riyadh 0  

Confirmed lineups:

A Hilal (4-2-3-1): 37- Yassine Bounou (GK) — 65- Saud Abdulhamid (Al Burayk 65), 3- Kalidou Koulibaly, 5- Ali Albulayhi, 12- Yasser Alshahrani (N. Al Dawsari, 65)— 8- Ruben Neves (Al Faraj, 80), 22- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic — 77-Malcom, 96-Michael (Neymar, 65), 27-Salem Aldawsari — 9- Aleksandar Mitrovic

Al Riyadh (4-4-2): 25. Martín Campaña (GK) — 5- Khalid Al-Shuwayyi (Al Zaqan ,78), 36- Dino Arslanagić, 4- Mohammed Al Shwirekh (Tosca, 67), 8- Abdulelah Al Khaibari — 20- Ibrahim Ndong (Al Aqel, 65), 60- Birama Touré, 15- Abdulhadi Al-Harajin (Kurdi , 65), 10- Juanmi — 11- Knowledge Musona, 8- Andre Gray

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Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh live updates, highlights, and commentary

74 mins: Half chance for Al Riyadh to hit back as Juanmi’s header comes back off the post!

67 mins: 3-0 Al Hilal – GAME OVER!

Despite the fanfare surrounding Neymar, Al Dawsari wraps up the win for Al Hilal, as taps home from close range!

65 mins: NEYMAR TIME!

Neymar replaces Michael for his Saudi Pro League debut! 

60 mins: Two chances in quick succession for Mitrovic, but Campaña denies him, as we hit the hour mark in Riyadh.

54 mins: Al Hilal are looking for that all important third goal to kill the game off as Al Dawsari flashes an effort over the bar!


No sign of Neymar yet……


The hosts in cruise control at the break thanks to goals from Mitrovic and Al Shahrani – will Neymar make an appearance after the interval?

45+4 mins: AL HILAL 2-0!

Al Hilal make it 2-0 just before the break!

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic produces a dinked cross into the box and Yasir Al Shahrani steers home the second for Al Hilal!

45 mins: Mitrovic is OK to continue but there will 10 MINUTES of added time!

40 mins: Al Riyadh are beginning to show their frustrations here with two more cautions as we approach half time.

35 mins: Saud Abdulhamid is booked for a late challenge on Mitrovic and the Serbian will need treatment for that.

30 mins: 1-0 AL HILAL!

Referee Tomas Bognar sticks by his original call and Mitrovic fires home from the penalty spot!


Michael is fouled in the box…but the referee will check VAR!

23 mins: Al Riyadh’s defensive shape is keeping Al Hilal at bay so far, aside from Mitrovic’s chance, and the hosts are struggling to find a way through.


Aleksandar Mitrovic is so close to a carbon copy of his debut goal, as he wrestles clear of his marker inside the box, but his powerful header is off target.

10 mins: Al Hilal on top in the opening stages of this Riyadh derby with Salem Al Dawsari’s low drive forcing an early stop from Al Riyadh keeper Martin Campaña.


10 mins to KO: Neymar is in the house – but when will he feature tonight?

35 mins to KO: Changes for Al Riyadh 

After a miserable start to the season, the visitors make sweeping changes, as they look for a shock result in the Riyadh derby!

1 hr and 10 mins to KO: NEYMAR ON THE BENCH!

HUGE news from Riyadh as Neymar is only named on the bench by Jesus for this clash! Just one starting change for the home side as Michael returns in place of Mohammed Kanno.

1 hr and 30 mins to KO: Al Hilal dropping a BIG Neymar hint over their line up!

2 hours to KO: All eyes will be on Neymar tonight in Riyadh!

Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh lineups

Neymar has been picked for a place on the bench by Jesus, with just one change fromthe 4-3 win over defending champions Al Ittihad before the international break, as Michael replaces Mohamed Kanno in midfield.

Al Hilal lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left):  Bounou (GK) — Abdulhamid, Koulibaly, Albulayhi, Alshahrani — Neves, Milinkovic-Savic — Malcom, Michael, Aldawsari — Mitrovic

Al Riyadh brings in more defensive reinforcements to cope with the hosts with Real Betis loanee Juanmi the standout name for the visitors.

Al Riyadh lineup (4-4-2, right to left): Campaña (GK) — Al-Shuwayyi, Arslanagić, Al Shwirekh, Al Khaibari — Ndong, Touré, Al-Harajin, Juanmi — Musona, Gray

Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh live stream, TV channel

This Al Hilal vs. Al Riyadh Saudi Pro League match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. local time from Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Fri, Sep. 15 2:00 p.m. ET Fox Soccer Plus Fubo, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports app,website
Canada Fri, Sep. 15 2:00 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Fri, Sep. 15 7:00 p.m. ET DAZN 1 DAZN
Australia Sat, Sep. 16 4:00 a.m. AEST 10 Play
India Fri, Sep. 15 11:30 p.m. IST Sony LIV 3 Sony LIV,
Hong Kong Sat, Sep. 16 2:00 a.m. HKT SPOTV
Malaysia Sat, Sep. 16 2:00 a.m. MYT SPOTV
Singapore Sat, Sep. 16 2:00 a.m. SGT SPOTV
New Zealand Sat, Sep. 16 6:00 a.m.  NZST DAZN

UK: This game will be available for live broadcast and streaming via DAZN services.

USA: This match is available via FOX Soccer Plus, and can be streamed on Fubo, with Spanish language options available via FOX Deportes.

Canada: DAZN is providing live streaming access to fans in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Saudi Pro League match this season live and on demand on 10 Play.

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