Preview - Group B: PFC Lokomotiv v Zob Ahan
Tashkent: It’s do or die for Lokomotiv and Zob Ahan on Tuesday when the second and third-placed sides face off in Group B of the 2018 AFC Champions League with the winners to advance in second place.
Sardor Mirzaev netted a brace as Lokomotiv claimed an excellent 4-1 win away at Al Wahda on Matchday Five to move level on six points with Zob Ahan, who lost 1-0 at home to Al Duhail.
With the teams going into the final game on the same points, it will be Zob Ahan who progress with a draw after the Iranian side defeated the Uzbek team earlier in the competition.
Lokomotiv, who lost 2-1 to Nasaf in their last domestic league game, welcome Oleg Zteev back from suspension but are without the banned Ikromjon Alibaev.
Zob Ahan, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Foolad Khouzestan and currently occupy third place in the Iranian Pro League as they chase a spot in next season’s continental competition.