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.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
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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.
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