Al Nassr vs Shanghai Shenhua Possible Starting lineups for 2024 Pre-season Club Friendly

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Shanghai Shenhua will be at the Shenzhen City Stadium in a friendly against Al Nassr on Wednesday.

The visitors will play their first game of the year on Wednesday and will also play the mid-season break with this encounter. After that match, they will start against Zhejiang at the same venue on Sunday.

They were last in action in the Saudi Pro League in December, recording a 4-1 win over Al Taawoun. They traveled to the friendly match with a complete team, whose lineup is led by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Interestingly, tickets for their China Tour sold out within hours of going online, so we can expect quite a crowd in the stands for this match.

Shanghai Shenhua will take to the pitch for the first time since November when they beat Shandong Taishan 1-0 in the Chinese FA Cup final. It was their first major title since 2019. João Carlos Teixeira is the most famous player in their ranks, while Cephas Malele and Ibrahim Amadou are the other two overseas players.

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The hosts will be looking to make a big impact during the club friendly. However, the side will be without the services of some of their leading names for the upcoming match. The likes of Zhu Chenjie, Wu Xi, Wai-Tsun Dai and Jiang Shenglong will not be available for the game, with four players currently on international duty.

Luis Castro will also be without some of his big name guns due to international duty. The side will be without names like Sadio Mane, Ali Najami, Seko Fofana, Sami Al-Najei, Raghed Najjar, Al Khaibari and Al Ghareeb, with players currently on international duty. Castro could also prevent Cristiano from playing the full ninety minutes as the player recovers from an undisclosed injury.

Shanghai Shenhua predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Zhe Ma; Liu Yujie, Cui Lin, M. Hing-Glover; Wang Haijian, I. Amadou, JC Teixeira, Xu Haoyang; Yu Hanchao, C Malele.

Al Nassr predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Al Aqidi; Alex Telles, A. Laporte, Al Amri, S. Al-Ghannam; M. Brozović, Al Hassan, Otávio; A. Talisca, Al-Aliwa, Cristiano Ronaldo*/M. Maran.

 

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