Al Sadd resume AFC Champions League campaign against Al Ain in Round 3
Qatar’s Al Sadd will face the UAE’s Al Ain in Group D on Tuesday, 15th September, as the 2020 AFC Champions League resumes with all West Zone matches on the continent being scheduled in Doha from 14th September to 3rd October. The kick-off is at 18:00.
Al Sadd are topping the group with four points with an unbeaten record. The Wolves started off by playing out a 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr in Riyadh on 11th February. They then beat Iran’s Sepahan 3-0 in Doha on 18th February before the tournament was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Al Nassr are second in Group D with four points, the same number as that of Al Sadd but placed behind on goal difference. Al Sadd have a goal difference of +3 as against Al Nassr’s +1.
Sepahan stand third with three points. Al Ain have yet to open their account.
All Group D matches are being played at the Al Sadd Stadium. Khalifa International Stadium (Group A), Al Janoub Stadium (Group B) and Education City Stadium (Group C) are the other venues.
Al Sadd geared up for the AFC Champions League games under Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez. They are currently second in the QNB Stars League standings with an all-win record and six points. Their Week 3 match against holders Al Duhail was postponed in view of their AFC Champions League commitments.