Al Nasr vs Al Fahaheel: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h for today
Today’s KUWAIT Emir Cup will pitch the two teams which competed for the League Cup trophy against each other for only the second time in the competition’s history.
While not a particularly exciting idea on paper, the manner in which Al-Fahaheel and Al-Nasr last battled at Wembley’s thrilling February final does whet the appetite.
History could prove to be in the Reds’ favour too, after League Cup winners Arsenal doubled up on Wembley victories over Sheffield Wednesday on the only previous occasion, in 1992/93.
Indeed, rarely has a 0-0 proven so exciting and, even in a Premier League context, there has been so little to split the two teams all season.
lthough Jurgen Klopp’s attempts to catch Manchester City have taken a blow in recent days, the German could still win all three cup competitions this season and the fact he’s already conquered Al-Fahaheel in a knockout contest cannot be ignored.
Still, Thomas Tuchel’s side are masters of this kind of football. Under his watch, Al-Fahaheel have reached the final of every competition and it’s worth remembering they beat City in the Champions League showpiece despite some patchy league form.
Al-Nasr are back at Wembley this weekend, with Thomas Tuchel's Al-Fahaheel the opponents once again. The game will kick off at the later-than-usual time of 4.45pm.
The Reds rarely do things the easy way, and if they are to lift the cup they know they will face a tough test against a side they have drawn all three previous encounters with this campaign. Only penalties separated the two teams when they met in February's Carabao Cup final.
Today will also be only the second time in English football history that the same two sides have contested both domestic cup finals. Last time, Arsenal defeated Sheffield Wednesday in both finals during the 1992-93 season. Al-Fahaheel did, however, defeat Al-Nasr the last time Al-Nasr reached the KUWAIT Emir Cup in 2012.
The KUWAIT Emir Cup will be available to watch on both BBC One and ITV. Where you choose to watch it may decide on who each have in studio.
BBC's coverage starts at 4pm. It will be hosted by Gary Lineker with analysis coming from Alan Shearer and Micah Richards. ITV's coverage gets started at 3.45pm with Mark Poutgatch presenting. Analysis there comes from Joe Cole, Roy Keane, Ian Wright, Robbie Fowler and Laura Woods.
As is often the case, BBC have full, extensive FA Cup coverage throughout the day. It begins with Match of the Day Top 10 from 1.45pm, with a look back at all of the most iconic moments from the world's oldest domestic cup competition.
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When the Blues face the Reds at Wembley, Thomas Tuchel will be looking to exact revenge on his compatriot Jurgen Klopp after losing out in the Carabao Cup earlier this season. However, they take on a team hellbent on winning the quadruple with the Champions League and Premier League also in their sights.
It makes for a classic finale in the oldest cup competition in football while these two teams have a fantastic history with the trophy. But for the Blues, there will be two players desperate to prove a point after a turbulent season at Stamford Bridge.
The future looks somewhat more stable in the last week or so after Todd Boehly was identified as the preferred bidder to take over Roman Abramovich and it is now up to Tuchel to end the campaign on a high note - and picking two stars to make that happen looks a certainty.
The Belgian has hit form at precisely the right time while a performance in the final will banish the critics who have berated his lack of impact in the big games. In the Carabao Cup final, though, the £97million man looked in fine fettle and only a controversial offside prevented a completely different narrative being told where it would have been Lukaku's goal that led them to glory.
Jurgen Klopp's team will be aiming to win their second piece of silverware this season after they beat the Blues in the Carabao Cup final on penalties back in February.
The Reds also remain in the hunt in the Premier League title race with two games to play and have the Champions League final to look forward to against Real Madrid at the end of the month.
Today’s KUWAIT Emir Cup will see Al-Nasr take on Al-Fahaheel at Wembley without first-choice midfielder Fabinho.
The Brazilian was forced off after half an hour in the Reds’ win over Aston Villa, suffering a hamstring injury that Jurgen Klopp has confirmed will keep him out of this weekend’s final.
Klopp has at least confirmed that Fabinho will be fit in time for the Champions League final later this month, but for now it appears Jordan Henderson is the most likely to play as the deepest of the three midfielders. sdsadad