Where to watch Al Nassr vs Al Ain live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for AFC Champions League match

Al Nassr start their AFC Champions League quarterfinal campaign with a first-leg trip to UAE side Al Ain on March 4.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in the squad following a one-game domestic ban after he made a controversial gesture to Al Shabab fans who chanted ‘Messi, Messi’ at him in a league clash.

The switch to continental action gives Al Nassr a break from the Saudi Pro League title race as they attempt to chase down leaders Al Hilal.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of the game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Al Nassr vs Al Ain kick off?

This AFC Champions League clash takes place at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE and kicks off on Monday, March 4 at 9 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Mon, Mar. 4 11:00 a.m. ET
Canada Mon, Mar. 4 11:00 a.m. ET
UK Mon, Mar. 4

4:00 p.m. GMT

Australia Tue, Mar. 5 3:00 a.m. AEST
India Mon, Mar. 4 9:30 p.m. IST

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Al Nassr vs Al Ain live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch the AFC Champions League group match in selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: This game is available to stream on Paramount+. New users can currently get a FREE 30-day trial by entering discount code ‘GOAT’ at checkout.

Australia: Paramount+ also has the rights to all Ronaldo’s AFC Champions League outings in Australia.

UK: The AFC Champions League can be streamed live in the United Kingdom via TrillerTV.

MORE: How to watch Saudi Pro League in USA | How to watch in UK

Al Nassr vs Al Ain lineups, team news

Ronaldo is expected to come straight back into the Al Nassr starting line up with Sami Al-Najei set to make way for the Portuguese veteran.

Al Nassr lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Abdullah (GK) —  Boushal, Al Amri, Laporte, Telles — Al Khaibari, Brozovic — Talisca, Otavio, Mane — Ronaldo.

Al Nassr subs: TBC

Al Ain are currently second in the UAE Pro League, but their most famous name is manager Hernan Crespo. Togolese international Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba is the main threat in attack with six AFC Champions League goals already this season.

Al Ain lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Eisa (GK) — Traore, Al-Hashemi, Koumare, Erik — Park, Al Baloushi — Atzili, Romero, Al-Shamsi — Laba.

Al Ain subs: TBC

Al Nassr vs Al Ain prediction

Al Nassr are unbeaten so far in the AFC Champions League this season with four wins from six games including an aggregate 3-0 victory over Al Feiha in the Round of 16.

Ronaldo and Co. will be confident of getting past Al Ain and into the semifinal where they will face a domestic rival in Al Hilal or Al Ittihad.

Prediction: Al Nassr 2-0 Al Ain

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