Al Gharafa play Shabab Al Ahli Dubai in the third round of their 2022 AFC Champions League campaign in Group C on Thursday, 14th April. The match will kick off at 23:15 at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Al Gharafa had opened their campaign by holding Iranian club Foolad Khouzestan to a goalless draw in Group C and then beat Ahal FC of Turkmenistan by a 2-0 margin in the second round, which also includes Shabab Al Ahli Dubai of the UAE.
Cheick Diabate and Ahmed Alaaeldin scored the goals as Al Gharafa are now on four points.
Al Gharafa, playing in their first AFC Champions League since 2018 under Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni, will look to sustain the momentum and put it across Shabab Al Ahli Dubai.
Stramaccioni will also look to bring the best out of his wards in order to collect the three points.
On the other hand, Shabab Al Ahli Dubai are on two points after drawn encounters with Foolad Khouzestan and Ahal FC in the first two rounds.
They will eye nothing less than a victory if they are to cherish knockout hopes.