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Al Ain Vs Al Nassr- Confirmed Lineups, Injuries, Suspensions, Live Streaming, & How To Watch AFC Champions League QF On TV

Published 03/03/2024, 9:00 AM EST

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Ambitions are high as Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to return to the pitch for the AFC Champions League game. After a controversial match ban in the Saudi Pro League, the master of the UEFA Champions League will try to win Al Nassr their first-ever continental trophy. But they will play the first-ever ACL winners, Al Ain, who look formidable this year, winning five games in the group stage before their round of 16 triumph versus Nasaf Qarshi. And we look at how the fixture can shape up tomorrow in terms of lineups and how it’s affected by injuries, history, and stats.

Al Nassr, who has a revamped squad, poses more threat than before, with many reputed international players like Sadio Mane, Aymeric Laporte, and Marcelo Brozovic. But will they all be available? When and where should I watch the game? Let’s take a sneak peek at all the information regarding tomorrow’s match.

Al Nassr vs. Al Ain: All you need to know

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Injuries and suspensions

Al Nassr: As Ronaldo is back from suspension, Al Nassr only has three issues with injuries and suspensions. Its goalkeeper, Raghed Al-Najjar, suffered a calf injury earlier this month and is out indefinitely. Moreover, their other goalkeeper, Waleed Abdullah, was also hit with a muscle injury, and Nawaf Al-Aqidi was out with a ban for a few months.

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Al Ain: The club from the Emirates does not have any injuries. No injuries or suspension

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Confirmed Lineups

Al Nassr: Reports suggest multiple changes to the Knights of Najd, with Marcelo Brozovic left out. On a positive note, their goalkeeper David Ospina seems to have recovered and will start the game along with Sultan Al-Ghannam.

Confirmed XI: David Ospina; Sultan Al Ghannam; Ali Lajami ; Aymeric Laporte; Aziz Behich; Abdulmajeed Al-Sulayhim; Abdullah Al-Khaibari; Ayman Yahya; Sadio Mane; Otavio; Cristiano Ronaldo.

Al Ain: The home team is expected to have few changes.

Confirmed XI: Khalid Eisa (GK), Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Khalid Hashemi, Kouame Autonne Kouadio, Alejandro Romero, Mohamed Abbas, Yong-woo Park, Erik Menezes, Yahia Nader, Matías Palacios, Soufiane Rahimi.

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The two teams have met just twice in the group stages of the 2020 ACL edition. The results were even as both teams won a game away.

When and where to watch Al Nassr vs. Al Ain live on TV and streaming

The game will take place on March 4th, 2024, at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The game will kick off at 11:00 a.m. ET and 08:00 p.m. PST. Fans around the world can stream the game live on Paramount+ and watch it on the CBS network on TV.

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With all the excitement around their chances, Al Nassr will meet Al Ain in their den on Monday. With the Riyadh team acing the last contest, will they repeat it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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