By Ahmad Harbi
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 04:00 AM
Group challenge Hilal of Saudi Arabia Hosted by Iran’s Nazaji Masandaran this evening, Tuesday as part of the second round of Group D matches, a stage for the AFC Champions League for the current season 2023-24.
Azadi Stadium in Tehran will host Nazaji Mazandaran vs Al Hilal at 7pm Cairo time.
As a result of the draw, Al Hilal were placed in Group Four of the competition along with Iranian Mazandaran Weavers, Indian Mumbai City FC and Uzbekistan’s Nafpakor..
Al Hilal were held to a first-round draw against Nawbahor, with a goal in the match, and will be looking to top the group stages by grabbing points for the entire tournament, while Nazaji will be looking to continue their winning streak. Defeated Mumbai by two unanswered goals in the last round..
As the Saudi leader looks for success, Al Hilal’s coach, Portuguese Jorge Jesus, realizes Mazandaran’s situation is different from that of Uzbekistan’s champions, and Jesus relies on a group of stars such as Brazilian Neymar da Silva. The midfielder, along with the dangerous Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, in addition to many stars, Morocco World Cup goalkeeper Yassin Bouno, Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly and other specialists such as Malcom.
Al Hilal’s Portuguese coach is expected to start the match against Nazaji with the following formation:
Goalkeeper: Mohammad Al Owais
Defence: Saud Abdel Hameed – Hassan Timbukti – Khaledo Koulibaly – Yasser Al-Shahrani
Midfield: Salman Al-Faraj – Muhammad Kanno – Michael – Malcolm
Attack: Aleksandar Mitrovic – Neymar