Mumbai City aim maiden victory in ACL


AFC Champions League: Mumbai City vs Al-Shabab – Mumbai City is all set to represent India in the grandest tournament to be held in Asia, i.e AFC Champions League or the ACL. The opening game for the Islanders will be against Saudi Arabia’s Al-Shabab on 8th April. The Mumbai outfits will be desperate to set a mark in the Champions League after failing to reach the top 4 in the ISL this season. On the other hand, Al-Shabab has been in relatively poor form. Follow AFC Champions League and ACL Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

Mumbai city’s emphatic victory in the ISL 2021 season has granted them a spot to play in the finest tournament on the continent. The main objective for Mumbai City currently is to win a game. Last season FC Goa represented India in the tournament but failed to earn a victory. FC Goa headed home after playing 3 draws and 3 losses.

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City aims maiden victory for Indian clubs in ACL as they lock horns with Al-Shabab – Follow Live Updates

Also Read: AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC target HISTORY in ACL, aim to become first Indian team to win a Champions League game

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City aims maiden victory for Indian clubs in ACL as they lock horns with Al-Shabab - Follow Live Updates
AFC Champions League: Mumbai City aims maiden victory for Indian clubs in ACL as they lock horns with Al-Shabab – Follow Live Updates

“We are well-prepared and have utilized our time well. We want to win. The objective is simple. We are trying to win the game at this level,” said Buckingham.

“The Mental preparation for these games is different here. The quality and the playing standard in this league are much higher compared to the Indian Super League (ISL) and thus the players are naturally excited for the upcoming games,” said Mandar Raso Desai.

Mumbai City will miss the services of midfielder Rowlin Borges who is yet to recover from his injury. However, Borges has traveled with his squad to Abu Dhabi. Mumbai won two practice friendlies and will head into the game to bring a positive result.

Al-Shabab on the other hand is currently on a rough patch. In the Saudi Arabian league, they gathered just a solitary point from their last three encounters. With a star-studded squad with the likes of Luciano Vietto, Ever Banega and Alfred N’Diaye, Al Shabab qualified for the 2022 AFC Champions League by finishing second in the 2020-21 Saudi Pro League.

The Riyadh-based side are coached by Romanian Marius Sumudica who recently returned to Al Shabab in March 2022 for his second stint as head coach of the club. This will be Al Shabab’s 10th appearance in the AFC Champions League, with their best run having come in 2010 when they made it to the semifinals, only to lose out to the eventual champions Seongnam FC.

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City aims maiden victory for Indian clubs in ACL as they lock horns with Al-Shabab – Follow Live Updates

Also Read: AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC represents India in ACL, All you need to know, Match Schedules, Groups, and Fixtures

Match Details:- 

Match – Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab

Date and Time: Friday, 8 April at 10:45 PM IST

Venue: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh

Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar

 

Mumbai City FC Squad: Phurba Lachenpa, Mohammad Nawaz, Ravi Kumar, Vikram Lakhbir Singh, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mehtab Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall, Valpuia, Mandar Rao Desai, Cassio Gabriel, Bradden Inman, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Rowlin Borges, Vinit Rai, Naorem Tndomba Singh, Chanso Horam, Asif Khan, Apuia Ralte, Vikram Partap Singh, Gurkirat Singh, Igor Angulo, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Diego Mauricio, Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Al-Shabab Squad: Fawaz Al Qarni, Zaid Al-Bawardi Hussein Shaian, Ahmed Sharahili, Iago Santos, Hassan Al Tambakti, Moteb Al-Habi, Fawaz Al-Sagour, Abdullah Al Shamekh, Khaled Al-Ghamdi, Abdulmalel Al-Shammary, Mohammed Essa Harbush, Nawaf Al Dawsari, Ever Banega, Luciano Vietto, Carlos Junior, Alfred N’Diaye, Paulinho, Hattan Bahebri, Nawaf Al-Abed, Turki Al Ammar Abdullah Al-Jawaey, Nasser Al Omran, Mohmad Atiah, John mary, Abdullah Al-Huqi, Nasser Al Bishi

Where will AFC Champions League match between Mumbai City vs Al-Shabab be telecasted?

Football lovers and fans can watch this game on the Star Sports Network. The game will be telecasted Live on Star Sport 3 channel.

How to watch this game via Live Streaming?

Fans can view this match via Live Streaming on the Disney+ Hotstar website or app.

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City aims maiden victory for Indian clubs in ACL as they lock horns with Al-Shabab – Follow Live Updates

– Advertisement –





Source link