Form is temporary, but class is forever!…’EPL to Saudi’ Firmino scores hat-trick in opening game

Roberto Firmino showed off his skills from the opening game.

Al Ahli beat Al Hazem 3-1 in the first round of the 2023-2024 Saudi Professional League at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jida, Saudi Arabia, at 3 a.m. on the 12th (Korea Standard Time). On this day, Firmino succeeded in a hat trick.

Saudi was the stage for Firmino. Firmino scored the first goal in the early hours. In the 6th minute of the first half, Ali Mazrasi shook the net by solving a cross with his head. Soon after, he scored his second goal. In the counterattack situation, the first half ended with a 2-0 lead with a clean finish.

Al-Hazem also launched a 메이저놀이터 counterattack. In the 5th minute of the second half, Vina did not miss Eduard Mendy’s pass miss and immediately connected it with a shot to score a comeback goal. But the fixer was Firmino. In the 27th minute of the second half, Alan Saint-Maximain crossed and Firmino hit the head. He was blocked by the goalkeeper but completed the hat trick with a shot again. With Firmino’s performance, Al Ahli won 3-1.

Firmino wore the captain’s armband and succeeded in a hat trick, showing his best performance. According to the soccer statistics media “Sofa Score,” Firmino recorded four effective shots, 100% dribbling success rate (two of two successes), 43 ball touches, and 97% pass success rate (30 of 31 successes). The “Sopa Score” gave Firmino a 9.3 rating.

Recently, Saudi Arabia has been sweeping big players with huge capital. Starting with Cristiano Ronaldo, it is recruiting world-class players such as Ballon d’Or Winner Benzema and N’Golo Kante. He didn’t stop as a player and even aimed for a coach. Manager Steven Gerrard settled his European life and headed to Saudi Arabia.

Firmino also moved to Saudi Arabia. On the 5th of last month, Al Ahli officially announced the recruitment of Firmino through the club’s official SNS, saying, “Dynamite Firmino has officially come to Al Ahli.” Firmino was given the uniform number 10, and his contract lasted until 2026.

Firmino became known to the public as he wore Liverpool’s uniform through Hoffenheim. Firmino entered the English Premier League (EPL) when he joined Liverpool in the 2015-16 Season. Since then, he has conquered Europe by forming a “wife line” with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The “Manura Line” was a combination comparable to the BBC (Gareth Bale-Benzema-Cristiano Ronaldo) and MSN (Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez-Neymar).

The “wife line” saved Liverpool from the long dark ages. It introduced the strongest combination of the English Premier League (EPL) and Europe. Firmino’s connection and Mane and Salah’s breakthrough combined to become the best. Liverpool lifted the trophy in the 2018-19 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) amid the performance of the “Manura Line”. He reached the top of the EPL the following year and won his first EPL title in 30 years.

Firmino has a wide range of activities, which is a great help in the attack area. He is also good at playing with his colleagues, creating good opportunities for his colleagues as well as solving them himself. As he got older, Firmino’s skills declined, and the time to heat the bench increased. Finally, Firmino left Liverpool and moved to Saudi Arabia. Now Firmino is taking on a new challenge in Saudi Arabia.

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