Tagliabue returns to old stomping ground

Tagliabue returns to old stomping ground
Al Wahda players train ahead of their match against Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr. - Twitter

Dubai - Al Wahda to take on Al Nassr in AFC Champions League round of 16 first-leg

By James Jose

Published: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 10:46 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 12:51 AM

Al Wahda striker Sebastian Tagliabue returns to a happy hunting ground when his club take on Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr in the first leg of the AFC Round of 16 on Monday night.
The 34-year-old has some good memories at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh during his time with Al Shabab.
The Argentine spent one season with the six-time Saudi Premier League winners during the 2012-13 season. He was the League's top scorer that season before making his big move to Abu Dhabi to join The Clarets.
Tagliabue is back at his old stomping ground and can rely on the support of the Al Shabab fans when Al Wahda meet Al Nassr.
"I'm happy to be back in Saudi Arabia and eager to see our fans in Riyadh," Tagliabue said on the eve of the game on Sunday.
And the goal poacher hopes that he would have his scoring boots on as Al Wahda look to take one step closer to the knockout stage in 12 years.
"I will try to contribute with my teammates to come out with a result that will delight our fans in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi," he added.
Meanwhile, new coach Maurice Steijn, who took over from Dutch compatriot Henk ten Cate, said that they will give it their all. "We aspire to achieve a positive result. My team is ready and we will play with all our might," said Steijn.

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