Pre­view - Group A: Trac­tor­sazi v Al Gharafa

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

Tabriz: The bot­tom two sides in Group A of the 2018 AFC Champions League will close their con­ti­nen­tal cam­paigns on Tues­day as Trac­tor­sazi Trabriz host Al Gharafa at Yade­gar-e Emam Sta­dium.

Trac­tor­sazi have en­dured a mis­er­able cam­paign and have yet to pick up a win, with a 2-0 re­ver­sal against Al Ahli on Match­day Five fi­nally con­firm­ing their elim­i­na­tion.

Al Gharafa’s 3-2 home de­feat to Al Jazira two weeks ago ended the Qatari side’s hopes of pro­gress­ing to the knock­out rounds be­cause of an in­fe­rior head-to-head record against the Emi­rati team.

The hosts’ form do­mes­ti­cally has been equally dis­ap­point­ing as Fri­day’s loss to Sepidrood Rasht was their 10th game with­out a win, while Al Gharafa’s last game was a 3-0 win over Qatar SC.

Al Gharafa will be with­out As­sim Madibo af­ter his red card against Al Jazira as the sides aim to end the com­pe­ti­tion on a high hav­ing won just one game be­tween them.

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