Malcolm scored three objectives in his first participation within the Saudi Skilled Soccer League to guide Al-Hilal to victory within the first match of the brand new season 3-1 at its host, Abha, on Monday.
Malcolm gave Al-Hilal the lead after 31 minutes, however it solely lasted two minutes after Saad Baqir equalized for the hosts, earlier than the Brazilian striker scored twice inside 22 minutes within the second half.
Malcolm shared the highest scorer within the league, accompanied by his compatriot Roberto Firmino, captain of Al-Ahly, and every of them had three objectives.
Al-Hilal scored match factors looking for regaining the league title, which it misplaced to Al-Ittihad final season.
Malcolm, the newcomer in an enormous deal within the present switch interval, began harmful balls for Al Hilal and hit from the sting of the penalty space within the twenty third minute, Abha goalkeeper Davis Ibasi turned it right into a nook.
Three minutes later, Salem Al-Dosari hit from shut vary, however it hit Abha’s protection right into a nook.
And Malcolm managed to attain his first objective within the league after receiving a cross cross from Nasser Al-Dosari, to shoot straight from contained in the penalty space into the empty objective after about half an hour of play.
Tunisian Baqir equalized rapidly with a beautiful long-range shot that deceived goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf.
Salem Al-Dosari hit the appropriate put up of Abha from shut vary in the midst of the primary half.
The video referee intervened twice close to the tip of the primary half to doubt the existence of two penalty kicks for Abdullah Al-Hamdan, however the replays indicated that there was an infiltration of the Al-Hilal striker within the two video games.
Al-Hamdan nearly scored for Al-Hilal six minutes after the break, after a cross from Salem Al-Dosari, however he surprisingly shot over the crossbar.
Malcolm fired a strong shot from contained in the penalty space, which Ibasi did not cease, and it entered the web within the fifty fifth minute.
Portuguese Ruben Neves fired a long-range shot that Ibasi pushed away, however it returned to Al-Hamdan, who adopted it up with a header that was caught by Abha’s goalkeeper earlier than crossing the objective line within the 63rd minute.
Malcom secured victory for Al-Hilal 13 minutes from time, after a cross from substitute Mohamed Kno, and he fired a low ball to Ibasi’s left to finish his hat-trick earlier than leaving 4 minutes later with an damage.