Preview - Group D: Al Taawoun FC (KSA) v Pakhtakor (UZB)
Buraidah: Group D hosts Al Taawoun FC will be looking for striker Leandre Tawamba to continue his fine form when they take on Uzbek Super League champions Pakhtakor FC on Matchday Two of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 on Sunday, according to head coach John van den Brom.
The Cameroon international scored a sublime chip for the opener and assisted Alvaro Medran for the second with a smart backheel as the Saudi side came from behind to defeat Qatar's Al Duhail SC 2-1 on the opening weekend.
Preview - Group C: Al Gharafa (QAT) v Ahal FC (TKM)
Jeddah: Andrea Stramaccioni has warned his Al Gharafa side to be cautious against Ahal FC’s ‘deadly’ set-pieces when the two teams meet in Group C of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium on Sunday.
The Turkmenistan side scored their first AFC Champions League goal from a corner and looked threatening from dead ball situations against Al Shabab Al Ahli Dubai on Matchday One.
Having gained more insights into Ahal FC’s style of play, Stramaccioni will rely on his sturdy defence that kept a clean sheet against Foolad Khouzestan FC of Islamic Republic of Iran in their opener.
Preview - Group D: Sepahan FC (IRN) v Al Duhail SC (QAT)
Buraidah: Sepahan FC will look to continue their winning start to the campaign when they take on Al Duhail SC on Matchday Two of Group D in the AFC Champions League™ 2022 on Sunday.
In their first game, Moharram Navidkia’s men overturned a 1-0 deficit in the first half against Pakhtakor FC to register a 3-1 win by the time the referee blew the final whistle. They went down one when Dragan Ceran slotted home from close range, before former Persepolis FC forward Shahriyar Moghanlou netted a back-to-back brace leaving Mohammed Reza Hosseini to round the win up.
Preview - Group C: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai (UAE) v Foolad Khouzestan FC (IRN)
Jeddah: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai head coach Mahdi Ali remains cautiously optimistic the UAE club can turn their fortunes against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foolad Khouzestan FC at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Sunday.
The Emirati side fought back from a goal down to share the points with debutants Ahal FC but Ali believes that Foolad Khouzestan will pose a different threat when the sides meet on Matchday Two on Sunday.