Al-Hilal will take the stage alongside Navbahor Namangan in their opening match AFC Champions League 2023-24 on Monday, September 18 at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Hilal have been quite magnificent of late. In the ongoing season of the Saudi Pro League, they put up clinical performances one after another and trumped the opposition that have come their way. They have won five out of the six matches while one was a draw. In their previous game against Al-Riyadh, they put on a dominant showing and won the match 6-1.  Neymar ‘Grateful’ for Breaking Pele’s Brazil Scoring Record in BRA vs BOL CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers.

Al-Hilal would look to replicate their Saudi Pro League performance in the AFC Champions League encounter against Navbahor. On paper, Al-Hilal are more formidable side and they would look to bring their A-game into play in the upcoming clash to kick-start the campaign with a win. Navbahor, on the other hand, would be eager to spoil Al-Hilal's party and put up a complete performance in the clash on Monday. Peru 0–1 Brazil, CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers: Marquinhos Scores Late As Neymar and Co Register Second Consecutive Victory (Watch Goal Video Highlights).

Will Neymar Play in Al-Hilal vs Navbahor Namangan AFC Champions League 2023-24?

When Al-Hilal battle it out against Navbahor Namangan in the Group D clash of the AFC Champions League 2023-24 on September 18, there is a possibility of Neymar not featuring for the former side. Brazil's all-time leading goal-scorer has been troubled by muscular problems of late. If Neymar does not achieve full fitness ahead of the clash, he might not play a part in the contest. But if the star Forward recovers on time, he might start from the bench in the upcoming encounter. Irrespective of Neymar's availability, Al-Hilal would fancy their chances against the Navbahor side.

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