The Al-Nassr team will challenge the Istiklol team in a 2e ronde AFC Champions League in Al Awal Park at King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh on Monday, October 02, 2023. For streaming coverage of Al-Nassr vs Istiklol, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
On Monday, October 2 2023, Al-Nassr will host Istiklol at the King Fahd International Stadium in the second match of Group E of the 2023/24 AFC Cup. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in history. Al-Nassr are favored to achieve a big win against weaker opponents, especially as they are supported by world-class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane.
Al-Nassr is one of the strongest teams in Asia currently. They have won nine consecutive matches in all competitions, including a 2-0 victory over Persepolis in the AFC Cup opener. They also lead the Saudi Arabian domestic league standings with a difference of seven points from the second-placed team.
Meanwhile, Istiklol is the defending champion of the Tajikistan league. They qualified for the group stage of the AFC Cup after beating Alay Osh and Al Ahed in the qualifying round. However, they have not been able to show their best performance in the AFC Cup. They have only picked up one point from two matches, after drawing 0-0 with CSKA Pamir and Al Duhail.
Regarding strength, Al-Nassr has great strength in the attack line. They have many star players who can score goals, such as Sadio Mane, Otavio, and especially the 5 Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo or CR7. Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in the last nine matches for Al-Nassr, including the opener against Persepolis. He is also the best player in the world in 2022.
Meanwhile, Istiklol has strength in defense. They have conceded only two goals in the last six matches in all competitions. They also have several experienced players who have played abroad, such as Bekzod Akhmedov, Alisher Dzhalilov, and Manuchekhr Dzhalilov.
However, Al-Nassr has weaknesses in the midfield. They often lose the ball and lose in the fight for the ball. They also lack consistency in controlling the tempo of the game. On the other hand, Istiklol has weaknesses in the attack line. They struggled to create chances and finish well.
Al-Nassr is expected to achieve a big win against Istiklol. Luis Castro’s squad has a huge advantage in terms of quality, experience and motivation. They also have the advantage of playing at home, in front of their fans.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Al-Nassr vs Istiklol match at Al Awal Park at King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh can be watched live streaming. AFC Champions League 2023 2e ronde match broadcast on Soccer TV starting 14:00 ET.
|Match||Al-Nassr vs. Istiklol|
|Competition||2023 AFC Champions League|
|Match day||2e ronde|
|Venue||Al Awal Park at King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh|
|Date||Monday, October 02, 2023|
|Official TV||Soccer TV|
|Streaming Link||Soccer TV|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Al-Nassr (4-2-3-1)||Istiklol (5-3-2)|
|N. Alaqidi||R. Yatimov|
|S. Al Ghanam||R. Dzhalilov|
|A. Alawjami||I. Novoselec|
|A. Laporte||C. Gogoua|
|Alex Telles||A. Kartashyan|
|Abdullah Al Khaibari||T. Davlatmir|
|M. Brozović||D. Beganović|
|S. Mané||S. Sebai|
|C. Ronaldo||A. Kamolov|
Al-Nassr – Last 5 Match Results
- September 16, 2023 – Al Raed [1 – 3] Al Nassr (Saudi Pro League)
- September 20, 2023 – Persepolis [0 – 2] Al Nassr (League)
- September 23, 2023 – Al Nassr [4 – 3] Al Ahli (Saudi Pro League)
- September 26, 2023 – Ohod [1 – 5] Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia King’s Cup)
- September 29, 2023 – Al Tai [1 – 2] Al Nassr (Saudi Pro League)
Istiklol – Last 5 Match Results
- August 08, 2023 – Istiklol [5 – 0] Regar-TadAZ (League)
- August 13, 2023 – Fayzkand [1 – 2] Istiklol (League)
- August 17, 2023 – Khujand [0 – 2] Istiklol (League)
- September 10, 2023 – CSKA Pamir [0 – 0] Istiklol (League)
- September 19, 2023 – Istiklol [0 – 0] Al Duhail (League)