Head To Head: Milos Ninkovic v Oscar

The Sky Blues are gearing up for a massive AFC Champions League clash at home at Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday night against Chinese Champions Shanghai SIPG (kick off 7:30pm AEST).

While the Chinese side boast the likes of former Chelsea FC starlet Oscar & FC Porto ace Hulk, the Sky Blues can rely on 2016/17 Johnny Warren Medal winner Milos Ninkovic and former Premier League Player of the Month Adam Le Fondre.

With the clash only a few days away, let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between two of the side’s influential playmakers – Milos Ninkovic and Oscar.

 

10. Milos Ninkovic

 

8. Oscar

34

AGE

27

181cm

HEIGHT

179cm

Belgrade, Serbia

BORN

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Midfielder

POSITION

Midfielder

Cukaricki

Dynamo Kiev

Evian (loan)

Red Star Belgrade

Evian

FORMER CLUBS

Sao Paulo

Internacional

Chelsea FC

13 (2 goals)

AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPEARANCES

22 (7 goals)

28 (0 goals)

INT’L APPEARANCES

48 (12 goals)

2 games (180 minutes)

86.3% passing accuracy

83.3% passing accuracy in opponents half

3 key passes

10 fouls won

2019 AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STATS

2 games (180 minutes)

87.2% passing accuracy

73.8% passing accuracy in opponents half

7 key passes

9 fouls won

 

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Milos Ninkovic on the attack in the AFC Champions League. Photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

It’s neck and neck between the pair of midfield maestros, in what sets up a tantalising clash at Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Ninkovic’s superior passing accuracy in the opponents half underlines his influence on the Sky Blues’ attacks, while Oscar just nudges the key passes played.

It’s set to be a great matchup on Wednesday night, and one not to be missed as your Sky Blues face the Chinese heavyweights in a massive Group H clash. Be at Jubilee Stadium to back your boys in blue.