Preview: Eyeing their first AFC Champions League win, Mumbai City FC face Iraqi champions Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

The hunt for a first win in the AFC Champions League is still on as Mumbai City FC prepare for their next group stage match-up against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (Air Force Club) of Iraq at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Suffering a 3-0 loss in the first game to Al-Shabab FC, the Islanders face an uphill battle against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya as the reigning Iraqi Cup Winners and Champions registered their first win against Al-Jazira, leading to a nine-game unbeaten run in the competition, and are placed second in the group.

Also Read: AFC Champions League: All you need to know about Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Mumbai City FC's group stage opponents

Head-To-Head

This will be the first meeting between the two teams. 

Key Players

Mumbai City FC

Vikram Partap Singh: The youngster might bring the spark the Islanders’ need. He racked up three important goals in the recent Hero ISL campaign and has the energy to trouble opponents.

Mourtada Fall: The Senegalese defender has a towering presence in the Islanders’ backline and is key in their progressive play. The 34-year-old won six duels and made two clearances in the last match.

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

Hammadi Ahmed: A seasoned player at the club, Hammadi has netted six times this season (the most by any Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya player), twice in the last four games. A fox in the box, the forward will be a constant threat for the Islanders.

Roderick Miller: The defender has made his name for Al-Quwa and Al-Jawiya, and is a huge wall at the back for his side. An experienced veteran at this level, Miller will be key for the Iraqi champions against an opponent they have never faced before.

Match Timings and Telecast Details

Match: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya vs Mumbai City FC

Date: April 11, 2022

Venue: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kick-off time: 10:45 pm IST

Telecast: Star Sports 3

Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar

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