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Al Ain vs Yokohama FM Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast | AFC Champions League Final 2023-24

Published at :May 23, 2024 at 7:26 PM
Modified at :May 23, 2024 at 7:26 PM
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Yash Pratap Singh

The away side has a one-goal advantage

Asia’s premier footballing club championship, the AFC Champions League (ACL) will host the second leg of its grand finale on May 25th at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the UAE. Home side Al Ain will play host to former Japanese champions Yokohama F. Marinos.

The City Football Group owned Japanese outfit will have the upper hand coming into the game having won the first leg 2-1 at home and will be keen to maximize their advantage come Saturday. But, standing in their way will be giant killers Al Ain who have knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Neymar’s Al Hilal to map their way into the final. 

Kick Off

Saturday, May 25, 09:30 PM IST

Sunday, May 25, 04:00 PM GMT

Venue: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium


Al Ain (in all competitions) W-L-L-W-L

Yokohama FM (in all competitions) D-L-W-L-D

Players to watch 

Soufiane Rahimi (Al-Ain)

The Moroccan international has been a very consistent and key performer for the UAE-based side. His playmaking and high-pressing abilities help Al-Ain dominate proceedings in the middle of the park. He has been a driving force for his side in the AFC Champions League and has played a crucial role in their run to the final. He has more than 20 goal contributions to show for his efforts this season.

Yan Matheus (Yokohama F. Marinos)

The striker has been in really good form for his side. The Brazilian target man is one of the major reasons behind his side’s magical AFC Champions League form. He has racked up around eighth goal contributions this season in the ACL, including crucial contributions in the semi-finals and the final. He is Yokohama’s best man up front and will surely look to cause more damage to Al-Ain on Saturday.

Match facts

  • Yokohama FM won the first leg of the final 2-1 
  • Al-Ain defeated the ACL’s most successful team Al-Hilal in the semi-final before defeating Al-Nassr in the quarter-final
  • Al-Ain will be playing their fourth ACL final while Yokohama are playing their first ACL final.

Injury and Team News

Both teams are expected to have a fully fit squad available for selection.


Total Matches played – 1

Al-Ain Wins – 0

Yokohama FM Wins – 1

Draws – 0

Predicted Line-up

Yokohama FM

Popp; Matsubara, Hatanaka, Eduardo, Nagato; Sakakibara, Uenaka, Nam; Matheus, Lopes, Eiber


Eisa; Al Ahbabi, Hashemi, Kouadio, Sosu; Nader, Park, Palacios; Kaku, Laba, Rahimi

Match Prediction for Al Ain vs Yokohama FM

Yokohama have a one-goal cushion coming into the final, but Al-Ain are the favourites coming into this game, thanks to their terrific run of form in the championship and home support. Expect both teams to put up a show worthy of a final.

Prediction: Al-Ain 3-1 Yokohama FM


Australia – Paramount+

India – Fancode, Sports 18

Japan – Dazn


Bangladesh – T Sports

UK – Triller tv

USA – Paramount+

Nigeria – No telecast

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