Video: Neymar Jr & His Friends Chant 'Messi, Messi' During Al-Hilal vs Al-Nassr King's Cup Final

Video: Neymar Jr & His Friends Chant 'Messi, Messi' During Al-Hilal vs Al-Nassr King's Cup Final

Though Neymar didn't play for Al-Hilal in the King's Cup final, the 32-year-old attended the match to cheer for his team and celebrate their victory.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, June 01, 2024, 07:49 PM IST
article-image
Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi | Credits: Twitter

Legendary Brazilian footballer Neymar jr and his friends were spotted chanting Argentine star Lionel Messi's name during the King's Cup Final between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on Friday, May 31.

Neymar Jr plays for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Professional League but has been out of action due to injury since October 2023. However, Brazilian footballer's team defeated Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr via penalty shootout (5-4) to lift the prestigious King's Cup trophy.

Though Neymar didn't play for Al-Hilal in the King's Cup final, the 32-year-old attended the match to cheer for his team and celebrate their victory.

The Brazilian footballer brought his couple of friends to watch the tournament's final. However, Neymar and his friends were seen chanting 'Messi, Messi' during the King's Cup Final between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr in Jeddah. The video of the same went viral on social media.

Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi played together for FC Barcelona from 2013 until the Brazilian star's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2017. Neymar Jr. played a vital role in helping Barcelona win three La Liga titles, as many Copa del Rey triumphs, and a Champions League title in 2015.

After Messi moved to PSG, the Argentine star reunited with his old teammate Neymar Jr. Lionel Messi played three seasons, from 2021 to 2023, for French Club before he parted ways with them and moved to Major League Soccer (MLS) club Inter Miami CF in 2023.

Al-Hilal win the King's Cup for the 11th time

Meanwhile, Al-Hilal clinched the King's Cup for the 11th time in the history of the prestigious Saudi Arabian tournament. It was also their second consecutive triumph in the King's Cup, having won last in the 2022-23 season of the tournament.

Al-Hilal is the second-most successful team in terms of King's Cup titles in the tournament's history. Al-Ahli holds the record for the most titles in the King's Cup history (13). Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal are the only teams to have more than 10 titles in the history of the prestigious Saudi Arabian tournament.

Moreover, Al-Hilal holds the record for being the only team to reach the King's Cup final 20 times, with the 2023-24 season marking their 20th appearance in the final.

Al-Hilal made it to the final after defeating Al-Taawoun and Al-Ittihad in the quarterfinal and semifinal.

RECENT STORIES

Abhinav Bindra Becomes The First Indian To Get Olympic Order Award

Abhinav Bindra Becomes The First Indian To Get Olympic Order Award

Paris 2024 Olympics: India's Archery, TT, And Hockey Contingent Arrive Ahead Of The Event

Paris 2024 Olympics: India's Archery, TT, And Hockey Contingent Arrive Ahead Of The Event

'Incredible Honour': LeBron James Voted As Flag-Bearer For Paris Olympics For USA Contingent

'Incredible Honour': LeBron James Voted As Flag-Bearer For Paris Olympics For USA Contingent

Love Trumps Rivalry: England Wicketkeeper Amy Jones Gets Engaged To Australian Cricketer Piepa...

Love Trumps Rivalry: England Wicketkeeper Amy Jones Gets Engaged To Australian Cricketer Piepa...

Paris Olympics 2024: Athletes Seek Peace As IOC President Labels Them 'Peace Ambassadors

Paris Olympics 2024: Athletes Seek Peace As IOC President Labels Them 'Peace Ambassadors