FC Nasaf welcome Al Sadd SC to the Karshi Central Stadium
Nasaf are aiming for their second successive home win in Group C of the AFC Champions League on Monday when they take on early pacesetters Al Sadd at Qarshi Markaziy Stadium.
Igor Golban headed in the only goal of the game two weeks ago as Nasaf bounced back from their opening-day defeat to Persepolis to record a 1-0 victory over Al Wasl and move to joint second in the standings.
Al Sadd saw off Persepolis 3-1 on Matchday Two to maintain their 100 percent record in this year’s competition as Baghdad Bounedjah scored his second brace in as many games to mean the forward is currently the tournament’s top scorer.
Victory would see Al Sadd move within touching distance of the knockout round and would also be only the second time the Doha side have won three successive games in the competition, having also done so in 2006.
Nasaf, meanwhile, have come up against Qatari opposition four times but have yet to win.