PROGRES.ID- The Al Nassr vs Istiklol match in the ongoing AFC Champions League on matchday two of Group E will take place at King Saud University Stadium on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 01:00 AM WIB.
In their previous match, Al Nassr secured a 2-1 victory over Al Tai. In that game, Al Nassr took the lead in the 32nd minute with a goal scored by Talisca. However, in the second half, Al Nassr, who was too focused on attacking, conceded an equalizing goal in the 79th minute, scored by Virgil Misidjan. Al Nassr’s winning goal came in the 87th minute through a penalty kick executed by Cristiano Ronaldo.
On the other hand, in their previous match, Istiklol could only play to a goalless draw in their AFC Champions League debut against the Qatari club, Al Duhai.
In that match, Istiklol, playing in front of their home crowd, created several scoring opportunities but failed to capitalize on them until the end of the first half.
The duel between Al Nassr and Istiklol is expected to be tightly contested. However, considering the quality of players, the team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates is favored. Additionally, Al Nassr will be playing in front of their home supporters, which could be an added advantage. This match will also mark the first meeting between the two teams.
Predicted Starting Lineups:
Al Nassr: Nawaf Alaqidi, Alex Telles, Aymeric Laporte, Ali Lajami, Sultan Al-Ghannam, Marcelo Brozović, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Otavio, Sadio Mané, Talisca, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Istiklol: Rustam Yatimov, Romish Jalilov, Ivan Novoselec, Cedric Gogoua, Artur Kartashyan, Tabrezi Davlatmir, Ehson Panjshanbe, Dženis Beganović, Alisher Dzhalilov, Senin Sebai, Amadoni Kamolov.
Al Nassr’s Last 5 Matches:
- 09/16/23: Al Raed vs Al Nassr 1-3
- 09/20/23: Persepolis vs Al Nassr 0-2
- 09/23/23: Al Nassr vs Al Ahli 4-3
- 09/26/23: Ohod vs Al Nassr 1-5
- 09/29/23: Al Tai vs Al Nassr 1-2
Istiklol’s Last 5 Matches:
- 08/08/23: Istiklol vs Regar Tadaz 5-0
- 08/13/23: Fayzkand vs Istiklol 1-2
- 08/17/23: Khujand vs Istiklol 0-2
- 09/10/23: CSKA Pamir vs Istiklol 0-0
- 09/19/23: Istiklol vs Al Duhail 0-0.