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Roberto Firmino reaches 10-game scoreless streak while Edouard Mendy concedes comical own-goal

Things continue getting worse for Roberto Firmino and Edouard Mendy in Saudi Arabia.

The pair of former Premier League regulars were already feeling the heat as fans began to turn on them, and things got even worse against Al Hilal.

Things aren't going well for Firmino

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Things aren’t going well for FirminoCredit: Getty
Things got worse with an easy header for Ibanez

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Things got worse with an easy header for IbanezCredit: @centraldoarabao
But he sent it past Mendy for a hilarious own-goal

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But he sent it past Mendy for a hilarious own-goalCredit: @centraldoarabao

In a big Saudi Pro League clash between the two PIF-owned teams Al Hilal came out on top with a 3-1 win.

Former Fulham great Aleksandar Mitrovic got on the scoresheet despite earlier missing a penalty, making it 12 goals in 13 games for his new side.

However, things could have hardly been more different for his opposite striker, Liverpool legend Firmino.

The 32-year-old is now on a ten-game scoreless streak since a hat-trick on his debut, and is facing calls to be dropped for the national team’s no.9 Feras Al-Buraikan.

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Things were arguably worse for his countryman Roger Ibanez, though.

Allan Saint Maximin had cut the scoreline to 2-1 just before the hour mark, and Al Ahli were searching for an equaliser.

The former Roma centre back had a simple header back to Mendy to collect and restart an attack, but instead he nodded it straight past and into the back of the net past the ex-Chelsea shot stopper.

Ibanez collapsed to the floor in embarrassment, and Mendy wasn’t at all happy, praying to the skies in disbelief.

Al Ahli had been on a decent run before the match, but that was largely without much help from Firmino, who’s only going to have more pressure on his shoulders for a torrid start.

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