AFC – TEHRAN, Persepolis can finish as table-toppers in Group C of the 2018 AFC Champions League if they overcome Al Sadd at Azadi Stadium on Monday.
The Iranian side have won both of their home games and secured their place in the next round following a scoreless draw away at Nasaf two weeks ago.
Al Sadd currently occupy first position and two more goals from striker Baghdad Bounedjah in a 2-1 victory over Al Wasl in early April confirmed a place in the last 16.
The hosts, who are without the suspended Shojae Khalilzadeh, drew 1-1 with Pars Jam Bushehr on Wednesday although they have already been crowned Iranian champions.
The visitors’ last Qatar Stars League game was a 9-1 victory over Al Kharitiyath just over a week ago as they brought a poor recent domestic run to an end. They will be without the suspended Abdelkarim Hassan.