Saudi Pro League giants Al-Nassr FC will host Tajik football club FC Istiklol in their second Group E fixture of the AFC Champions League 2023-24 at the KSU Football Field in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday, October 2. The Al-Nassr vs Istiklol ACL 2023-24 match will kick off at 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Led by their talismanic captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr started their AFC Champions League 2023-24 campaign with a convincing 2-0 win over Iranian outfit Persepolis F.C.
Danial Esmaeilifar’s own goal and Mohammed Qassem’s 72nd strike helped Al-Nassr bag three points from their opening ACL fixture. They are currently placed at the top of the ACL 2023-24 Group E standings.
After suffering two losses in the Saudi Pro League 2023-24, Al-Nassr have bounced back with five consecutive victories and are currently placed fifth in the standings with 15 points from seven matches.
On the other hand, reigning Tajik League champions FC Istiklol were held to a goalless draw by Qatari side Al-Duhail SC in their ACL 2023-24 opener.
Under manager Igor Cherevchenko, Istiklol have continued their dominance in the Tajik League and are currently leading the ongoing season standings with 40 points from 18 matches.
Established in 2007, Istiklol qualified for the AFC Champions League after it clinched the Tajik League for a record-extending 11th time.
However in the upcoming clash, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been in sensational form for Al-Nassr this season. The Portuguese footballer has scored nine goals and provided four assists in six Saudi Pro League matches so far.
Meanwhile, this will be the first meeting between Al-Nassr and Istiklol in the AFC Champions League.
Where to watch Al-Nassr vs Istiklol AFC Champions League 2023-24 match live in India?
The Al-Nassr vs Istiklol AFC Champions League 2023-24 match will be telecast live on Sports18 TV channel in India.
Live streaming of the Al-Nassr vs Istiklol ACL 2023-24 match will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
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