Al Fayha vs Al Nassr Possible Starting Lineups and team news for AFC Champions League 2023/24

Al Nassr overruns Al Wehda and keeps leader in his sights in Saudi

Al Fayha face rivals club Al Nassr at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Wednesday in the first leg of their AFC Champions League round of 16 tie.

Al Feiha are currently struggling with a team languishing in 14th position in the Saudi Pro League with two points separating the side from relegation. With Rašovic’s side looking to enter an important second half of the season after four straight defeats, the mid-season break came at an important time. Despite this, they finished second in Group A of the AFC Championship League, proving that they are capable of putting up a good fight with anyone they face.

The Riyadh Seasons Cup was a great experience for Luis Castro, but his team lost the final to arch-rivals Al Hilal. This match will be crucial for him to see what his team can do to bounce back from the defeat and focus on winning this important AFC Champions League match. However, Al Nassr are also doing well in the league and are second behind Al Hilal with seven points separating them. After winning the Kings Cup, Ronaldo and co will be aiming for more silverware this season.

Team news

Sadio Mane will be a major doubt for the decisive match after being unwell. Luis Castro will be crossing his fingers to see if Sadio Mane is ready to play. Apart from Sadio Mane, David Ospina was injured against Inter Miami and is injured.

Al Feih’s side have been unlucky with injuries this season, with three of their players dealing with long-term absences. Al-Abdulmonem, Majrashi and Ryller are the three players expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Al Feiha lineup (5-4-1):

Stojkovic;Baqawi, Alrashidi, Khaibari, Shuwaish, Harthi;Mandash, Zidan, Al-Safar, Onyekuru;Sakala

Al Nassr lineup (4-2-3-1):

Alaqidi;Ghanam, Amri, Laporte, Telles;Brozovic, Alkhaibari, Talisca, Otavio, Maran; Ronaldo

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