AFC – TABRIZ, Tractorsazi Tabriz will be looking for their first win in Group A of the AFC Champions League when the Islamic Republic of Iran side host Al Jazira at Yadegar-e Emam Stadium on Tuesday.
The sides played out a scoreless draw in their first meeting a week ago in what was Tractorsazi’s first point of a campaign that had previously seen defeats to Al Ahli and Al Jazira.
But with Al Jazira and Al Gharafa both just three points ahead of Tractorsazi, and Al Gharafa away at group leaders Al Ahli, victory for the Iranian team could put them right back into the hunt for last 16 qualification.
Mohammad Iranpourian returns from suspension for the hosts, but Al Jazira are without the suspended trio of Ali Mabkhout, Mohamed Jamal and Ahmed Al Hashmi after they picked up their second bookings of the campaign last week.
In more positive news for the visitors, Moroccan Mbark Boussoufa is available once more after serving a one-game ban as the Emirati team seek a first win since Matchday One.