Qatar’s Al Duhail are up against Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in the third round of their 2022 AFC Champions League campaign in Group D on Thursday, 14th April. The match will kick off at 20:15 at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Buraidah.
Al Duhail had opened their campaign on a losing note as they went down fighting 1-2 against Saudi Arabi’s Al Taawoun in Group D.
However, The Red Knights made a strong comeback by beating Iran’s Sepahan 1-0 in their second-round match, with Kenyan striker Michael Olunga, the top scorer of 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League, netting the winner.
Al Duhail, coached by Argentinian great Hernan Crespo who recently replaced Portuguese Luis Castro, will be keen on maintaining the momentum and put it across Pakhtakor.
Crespo and his wards are capable of doing it, given that Al Duhail boast of players of great calibre and experience.
All teams in Group C are on three points.
Al Duhail’s previous best results in the AFC Champions League were the quarterfinal appearances in 2013, 2015 and 2018.