Indian Super League side FC Goa will face Al Rayyan once again this Monday in the group stage of the AFC Champions League. The match is going to be played in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Fatorda, Goa at 10.30 pm.
This will be the 5th fixture for FC Goa, which would be a must-win for them. If Goa has any intentions to qualify for the next round. Recently the Gaurs have faced back-to-back defeats against Persepolis FC which have worsened the situation for them to qualify.
Al Rayyan is in even worse condition than Goa, The Qatari side has drawn only 1 game which was also against Goa only. They have 3 out of their 4 fixtures having only 1 point in their name. Which makes it a must-win match for them too.
FC Goa vs Al Rayyan: PREVIEW
Goa suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss against Persepolis in their return fixture against Persepolis. With the defeat, Goa’s chances for qualifying have gone bleak. However, all is still not lost for Juan Ferrando’s side as they still have lean chances if things go their way. So, Goa would be thriving for the 3 points against Al Rayyan.
Al Rayyan would also be looking forward to winning the rest of their games. So, that the Qatari side could go home with something respectable to showcase. even after being one of the biggest sides in the ACL, it looks like Al Rayyan’s history would repeat itself. And, like every time they would fail to qualify this time also.
FC Goa vs Al Rayyan: TEAM NEWS
FC Goa have rested many of their key players in their last match against Persepolis which may have costed them. But, now they have a chance to play with full force against AL Rayyan. With Edu Bedia coming out of suspension and no one being injured, Goa’s fans can hope a for memorable show.
Al Rayyan’s 2 players Kom and Maqsoud both have received a red card each and are going their match against Goa. It would be interesting to see what Blanc is going to do with respect to the situation.
FC Goa vs Al Rayyan: PREDICTED LINE-UPS
With Goa having their full squad back again. Juan Ferrando might opt for their base formation(4-1-4-1) which worked better than the (4-5-1). playing Dheeraj, Gonzalez, pereira, Fernandez, Donachie, Bedia, Gama, Martins, Pandita, Brandon and Adil.
Al Rayyan has their 2 out of their 3 main team midfielders being banned. Blanc might go for a (4-3-3) with playing Younes, Jumaa, Traore, Khalilzadeh, Awad, Al-Hadhrami, Yousif, Muftah, Brahimi, Boli, and Hatem.
FC Goa 1-0 Al Rayyan
Telecast:- Star Network will telecast the match live on star sports 3 and Disney + Hotstar.
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