The technical staff announced the team Crescent moon Saudi Arabia’s official formation against its Indian counterpart, Mumbai City, at nine o’clock in the evening today, Monday, at Prince Faisal bin Fahd “Al-Malaz” Stadium in the third round of the fourth group of the group stage in the AFC Champions League for the current season 2023-24.
Al Hilal formation against Mumbai
Goalkeeper: Mohammed Al Owais.
Defense line: Saud Abdel Hamid – Kalidou Koulibaly – Ali Al Balihi – Mohamed Al-Breik.
Midfield: Ruben Neves – Mohamed Kenno – Malcolm de Oliveira.
Offensive line: Salem Al-Dosari – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Al Hilal vs Mumbai City
Al Hilal enters the match looking for the three points to secure the top spot in the group standings and continue its strong performances, despite the painful blow it received on the international agenda in the past with the absence of its Brazilian star, Neymar da Silva.
Salman Al-Faraj and Hassan Timbukti are also absent from the ranks of Al-Hilal club, but it has distinguished names in all positions, such as Mohammed Al-Owais, Saud Abdul-Hamid, Mohammed Kanno, and Salem Al-Dosari, in addition to the expected foreign quintet, Khalidou Koulibaly, Serbian Serge Savic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ruben Neves, and Malcolm Felipe..
Asian Champions League
Al Hilal team occupies the top spot in the fourth group standings with 4 points collected from winning a match, drawing a match, scoring 4 goals and conceding a goal, equally with Uzbekistan’s Navbakhor Namangan.
While the Indian team Mumbai City is in fourth place in the Group D standings with zero points after losing in the last two matches, not scoring any goals and conceding 5.
The 21st edition of the continental championship, with its modern system, will witness the transition for the first time from the spring season to the fall season, and the dates of the tournament matches will extend from September 2023 until May 2024..
20 teams from the Western Region participate in the Asian group stage, and are divided into 5 groups, each group containing 4 teams..
The first-place clubs in the ten groups will qualify for the round of 16, along with the three best second-place clubs in each region. The knockout round competitions will be held from February to April 2024, with the two final round matches taking place on May 11 and 18, 2024.
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