Pre­view - Group B: PFC Loko­mo­tiv v Zob Ahan

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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