Zob Ahan to face Saudi Pro League club at ACL Quarterfinals

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Tasnim – TEHRAN, Iranian Zob Ahan football club will play against the victors of the tie between Saudi Arabia clubs Al Ahli and Al Hilal if the Iranian team beats Al Ittihad.

The 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final lineup was finalized following the official draw ceremony at the AFC House on Tuesday.

Defending champion Kashima Antlers, aiming to create history by becoming the first Japanese side to win back-to-back titles, will face two-time AFC Champions League winner Guangzhou Evergrande FC from China PR.

Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds, champion in 2007 and 2017, will lock horns with China PR’s Shanghai SIPG, who have never advanced past the quarter-finals in its previous appearances.

The West Zone quarter-finals promise to be exciting affairs as the winner of the Round of 16 tie between Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr and Al Wahda FSCC of the United Arab Emirates will square off against the victors of the clash between Qatar clubs Al Duhail and Al Saad.

The other West Zone quarter-final will see the winners of the Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) and Zob Ahan Round of 16 tie pitted against the victors of the tie between Saudi Arabia clubs Al Ahli and Al Hilal.

The first leg will be played on August 27 with the return leg on September 17.


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