Al Jazira x Al Ahli. AFCCL. Match Preview

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Abu Dhabi: April 15, 2018
 
After they officially qualified to the Round of 16 in the AFC Champions League, Al Jazira is aiming to finish their great campaign in the groups’ stage by clinching the top place of the first group from Saudi team Al Ahli FC, when they welcome them at the Mohamed bin Zayed stadium next Tuesday.
 
Al Jazira is second group A table with 8 points collected from two victories, two draws and one defeat, Al Ahli, on the other side, is leading the table with 11 points, and Al Jazira needs to win the upcoming game with 1:0 at least to level with Al Ahli on 11 points and get the away goals advantage to lead the group, because they lost the first encounter in Jeddah with 1:2.
 
The Winner of the group will have the advantage of playing the crucial second match in the round of 16 at their ground. According to the competition regulations, the winner of group A will travel to play against the runner-up of group C on the seventh of next May, and then they will play the second match at their stadium on the 11th of the same month.
 
The two teams are also looking to use the Asian top competition as a compensation for their local frustrations. Al Jazira was eliminated from the UAE President Cup quarterfinal after they lost to Al Wahda 3:0, and Al Ahli, on the other side, saw their rivals Al Hilal winning the league trophy after a fierce race between the two teams.