AFC Champions League: Mumbai City vs Al Hilal Live Updates
7:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Mumbai City vs Al Hilal match in the AFC Champions League (ACL 2023-24). The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
AFC Champions League: Mumbai City vs Al Hilal – Build-up
Mumbai City FC and Al Hilal are gearing up for an epic showdown at the DY Patil stadium on Monday, November 6th. Just two weeks ago, The Islanders suffered a devastating 6-0 defeat on foreign turf at the hands of the Saudi football powerhouse.
Des Buckingham and his team are acutely aware of the formidable challenge posed by Al Hilal. The Saudi-based club is arguably Asia’s finest, and their track record certainly supports that claim. Al Hilal currently boasts a remarkable 7 points in the AFC Champions League 2023-24, while the Islanders are still waiting for their first victory.
Jorge Jesus’ team has been absolutely exceptional in both the AFC Champions League and the Saudi Pro League. Remarkably, it appears as though they don’t even miss Neymar, given their impressive performances in both competitions. Their prowess and determination have been truly remarkable.
With their remarkable performances, the Saudi-based outfit doesn’t have much at stake when facing Mumbai City FC. They’ve already humbled The Islanders before and seem determined to repeat their success once again.
On the contrary, Mumbai City FC has a lot on the line when facing Al Hilal. Des Buckingham’s team finds itself at the bottom of the AFC Champions League, with no points secured so far. The Islanders endured a forgettable night against the Saudi powerhouse at the King Fahd stadium just two weeks ago when they conceded six goals.
Even though this time the Mumbai giants will have the support of their home crowd, defeating Al Hilal requires a completely different strategy and a strong comeback effort.