Uzbekistan’s FC Lokomotiv will travel to Al Rayyan after they earned a confident 2-0 victory over Al Wahda in the opening game of the group stage.
A solid 2-0 win over UAE's Al Wahda gave PFC Lokomotiv the perfect foundation to build on, and they travel to Doha to face an Al Rayyan side reeling from the 5-1 defeat to Al Ittihad in matchday one.
The loss to Al Ittihad cost Bulent Uygun his job, with Al Rayyan announcing U23 coach Yuri de Souza has been appointed as interim boss. The Brazilian starts his reign with the Lokomotiv tie on Monday.
Despite their domestic woes, Al Ittihad shone bright in Jose Luis Sierra's second match in charge. They travel to Abu Dhabi buoyed by a crucial win over Al Fayha in a relegation six-pointer in the Saudi Pro League on Friday.
Their hosts, Al Wahda, on the other side, have lost their last three matches in the AFC Champions League, having finished bottom of the group last year. They will look to finally get back on track on home soil ahead of a domestic cup semi-final next a few days later.
Al Rayyan (QAT) vs FC Lokomotiv (UZB)
Venue: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Kick-off: March 11, 18:35 UTC+3
Al Wahda (UAE) vs Al Ittihad (KSA)
Venue: Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Kick-off: March 11, 19:00 UTC+4