Al Raed vs Al Hilal final score, result, highlights as debutant Aleksandar Mitrovic nets in 4-0 away win

Aleksandar Mitrovic enjoyed a perfect Saudi Pro League debut as Jorge Jesus’ Al Hilal stormed to a 4-0 win at Al Raed.

Mitrovic was immediately named in the starting line up by Jesus, following his move from Premier League side Fulham, and the Serbian international superbly headed home a breakthrough goal just before the break.

Veteran striker Salem Al Dawsari doubled the visitors lead from the penalty spot, after the restart, before he wrapped up the win late on, and substitute Abdullah Al Hamdan netted a fourth in added time.

Jesus’ night was hit by a negative in the closing stages, as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was sent off for a clash with Oumar Gonzalez, but Al Hilal remain unbeaten in Saudi Pro League action this season.

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Al Raed vs Al Hilal final score

  Final Score Goal scorers
Al Raed 0  
Al Hilal 4 Mitrovic, Al Dawsari x2, Al Hamdan

Confirmed lineups:

Al Raed (4-4-2): 1. Andre Moreira (GK) — 2. Bander Whaeshi  21. Oumar Gonzalez, 19. Abdullah Al-Fahad, 24. Mohammed Al-Sobeai (Al Jayzani, 72) — 32. Mohammed Salem Al Dossary (Al Ghamdi, 65), 14. Mansor Al-Beshe, 5. Mamadou Loum, 45. Yahya Sunbul (El Berkaoui, 72)  — 17. Júlio Tavares (Al Ghamdi, 86), 7. Amir Sayoud (Bassam, 86)

Al Hilal (4-2-3-1): 37. Yassine Bounou (GK) — 66. Saud Abdulhamid (Al Burayk, 90+3), 70. Mohammed Jahfali, 5. Ali Albulayhi, 12. Yasser Alshahrani (Al Dawsari, 90+5) — 8. Ruben Neves (Al Juwayr , 90+3), 22. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic — 96. Michael (Kanno, 82), 77. Malcom, 29. Salem Aldawsari — 9. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hamdan, 82)

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Al Raed vs Al Hilal updates and highlights


A dominant second half from Al Hilal keeps up their unbeaten start to the Saudi Pro League season. Mitrovic’s debut goal was the big story from Buraidah as the visitors stepped up in the second period!

90 mins: 4-0 AL HILAL!

Mitrovic’s replacement  Al Hamdan makes an instant impact as he prods home Goal No.4!

83 mins: Malcom almost has a chance to make it 4-0 but Moreira is on hand to make the save.


From nowhere, both sides are reduced to ten players as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic appears to headbutt Oumar Gonzalez and the Al Raed defender is then dismissed for arguing with the referee.

Mitrovic’s night is over as he is replaced by Abdullah Al Hamdan.

70 mins: 3-0 AL HILAL!

Three goals scored and now three points wrapped up for Al Hilal! Al Dawsari reacts to a loose ball inside the box and fires home.

65 mins: Al Hilal are in cruise control now as Firas Al Ghamdi comes on for Al Raed. 

57 mins: 2-0 AL HILAL!

Amir Sayoud catches Salem Al Dawsari inside the box and Mitrovic’s strike partner slots home from the penalty spot!

55 mins: Al Raed carve out their first shot on target but Bono easily keeps out Julio Tavares.

50 mins: Mitrovic is straight back into the action as he heads just over the bar!

46 mins: WE ARE BACK!


Al Raed looked set to be heading in at 0-0 at the break but Mitrovic is the difference here at the break. A former Premier League link up as Neves’ lofted ball was nodded home by the debutant.


All the attention has been focused on Mitrovic’s debut and the Serbian delivers for Al Hilal! Ruben Neves’ cross is perfect and Mitrovic gets up highest to power home a text book header!


Mitrovic springs into action and fires at goal from distance but Andre Moreira gets across to make a diving stop.

35 mins: The referee orders a quick water break as we head towards half time in Buraidah.

33 mins: Al Hilal are starting to show some signs of life, as they begin to boss possession, but Al Raed keep them at bay.

25 mins: Despite heading into the tie as pre-game favourites, Al Hilal have created nothing in the opening quarter, as Al Raed build momentum.

15 mins: Al Hilal yet to really create a chance so far with debutant Mitrovic looking isolated in attack.

10 mins: Al Raed have started the brighter of the two sides here with Mohammed Al Dossary seeing a goal ruled out for offside.


30 mins to KO: Bono has been a hero for club and country in the last 12 months – leading Morocco to the 2022 World Cup semifinals and Sevilla to glory in the UEFA Europa League final – what will his next chapter in Saudi Arabia bring?


New signings Yassine ‘Bono’ Bounou and Aleksandar Mitrovic are amongst the changes for Al Hilal with the pair in line for Saudi Pro League debuts tonight!

1 hour 30 mins to KO: As Al Hilal supporters warm up for Neymar’s arrival, fellow new signing Malcom has been the star so far this season, including a Saudi Pro League debut hat trick against Abha earlier this month.

2 hours to KO: Neymar is missing tonight due to injury but the Al Hilal fans will be pumped to see his delayed debut next month!

Al Raed vs Al Hilal lineups, team news

Al Raed have confirmed no fresh injuries following their 1-0 defeat away at Abha last time out Bander Whaeshi is the only starting change.

Al Raed lineup (4-4-2, right to left): Andre Moreira (GK) — Bander Whaeshi,  Oumar Gonzalez, Abdullah Al-Fahad, Mohammed Al-Sobeai — Mohammed Salem Al Dossary, Mansor Al-Beshe, Mamadou Loum, Yahya Sunbul — Júlio Tavares, Amir Sayoud

The big team news for Al Hilal focuses on Neymar, with the Brazilian still out of action until mid-September according to Jesus, with fellow new face Aleksandar Mitrovic also sidelined for the visitors.

Al Hilal lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Yassine Bounou (GK) — Saud Abdulhamid, Mohammed Jahfali, Ali Albulayhi, Yasser Alshahrani — Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic — Michael, Malcom, Salem Aldawsari — Aleksandar Mitrovic

Al Raed vs Al Hilal live stream, TV channel

The Al Raed vs. Al Hilal match in Saudi Pro League action kicks off at 9:00 p.m. local time from King Abdullah Stadium in Buraidah.

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 Thu, Aug. 23 2 p.m. ET FS2, Fox Deportes Fubo, Fox Sports GO
Canada Thu, Aug. 23 2 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Thu, Aug. 23 7 p.m. BST DAZN
Australia Fri, Aug. 24 4 a.m. AEST 10 Play
India Thu, Aug. 23 11:30 p.m. IST Sony TEN 2 Sony LIV, JioTV
Hong Kong Fri, Aug. 24 2 a.m. HKT SPOTV SPOTV
Malaysia Fri, Aug. 24 2 a.m.  MYT SPOTV SPOTV
Singapore Fri, Aug. 24 2 a.m.  SGT SPOTV SPOTV
New Zealand Fri, Aug. 24 6 a.m. NZST

UK: Saudi Pro League matches are carried across DAZN streaming services.

USA: Selected matches are televised on Fox Sports/Fox Deportes, with streaming options available on Fubo

Canada: DAZN is providing coverage of selected Saudi Pro League matches this season.

Australia: Fans in Australia can this match live and on demand on 10 Play.

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