AFC Champions League : Al-Nassr vs FC Istiklol Preview, Lineups, Match Info and Time

Al-Nassr vs FC Istiklol
 Al-Nassr vs FC Istiklol
AFC Champions League
 09.30 PM IST (UTC +5:30)
08.00 PM UAE 
Dushanbe Central Stadium

Match Live Info


Prediction and Preview

Al-Nassr  2 - 0  FC Istiklol
Predicted Line-Up

Istiklol Predicted lineup:
Rustam Yatimov; Romish Dzhalilov, Ivan Novoselec, Cedric Gogoua; Artur Kartashyan, Tabrezi Davlatmir, Dženis Beganović, Ekhson Pandzhshanbe; Alisher Dzhalilov, Senin Sebai; Amadoni Kamolov

Al Nassr Predicted lineup:
Alaqidi; Al-Boushal, Alawjami, Laporte, Telles; Brozovic, Fofana, Otavio, Talisca, Mane; Ronaldo.

AFC Champions League Showdown: Al Nassr vs. Istiklol – Team Updates and Expectations"

As the AFC Champions League unfolds, Al Nassr finds themselves in a challenging position, having suffered a 0-3 defeat against Al Hilal in their last match. This setback not only places them behind by seven points in the group standings but also intensifies the need to regroup for their upcoming clash against Istiklol. Despite securing qualification for the next round, Al Nassr aims to conclude the group stage with a commanding performance against Istiklol.

Team Performances:

Al Nassr has maintained an impressive unbeaten streak in their group, showcasing their resilience in the competition. However, the recent defeat to Al Hilal underscores the competitive nature of the tournament, prompting Al Nassr to shift their focus to the impending match against Istiklol.

On the other hand, Istiklol has been a force to be reckoned with in the Tajikistan league, boasting a relentless performance. Yet, their struggles in the AFC Champions League, marked by zero wins in five games, highlight the disparity in quality between domestic and international competitions. With a fervent desire to salvage their campaign, Istiklol's fans are hopeful for a positive outcome in the upcoming fixture.

Injury and Team News:

Al Nassr faces the absence of Al-Boushail, sidelined indefinitely due to an Achilles tendon injury. Despite this setback, the team remains largely injury-free, gearing up for the Istiklol challenge.

In contrast, Istiklol enjoys a fully fit squad, providing a potential advantage as they seek to make an impact in the AFC Champions League and give their supporters a reason to celebrate.

As Al Nassr and Istiklol prepare to clash in the AFC Champions League, the stakes are high for both teams. Al Nassr aims to recover from their recent defeat, secure a positive result against Istiklol, and maintain their unbeaten record in the group. Istiklol, while facing challenges in the international arena, looks to translate their domestic success into a memorable conclusion to their AFC Champions League campaign. Football enthusiasts can anticipate an exciting showdown as these two teams vie for supremacy on the continental stage.


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