Tasnim – KARBALA, A head-to-head battle for the top spot in Group A sees Iran’s Zob Ahan hosting Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr at Karbala Sports City on Tuesday.
Both sides have progressed to the next round following positive results on Matchday Five; Zob Ahan earned a last-minute draw at Al Zawraa to stay unbeaten in five, while Al Nassr was clinical in a 3-1 triumph over Al Wasl that saw the team makes it three wins on the trot.
Al Nassr comes into the game buoyed with Saudi Pro League success. Al Nassr edged rival Al Hilal to win its first league title since 2014-15.
For Zob Ahan, a place in the Round of 16 has been booked for the third time in four years, but the Isfahan-based side has been knocked out at that stage in each of the two previous occasions.
Avoiding defeat on Tuesday will ensure it finishes top of the group and goes into the knockout stage unbeaten.