ACL Matchday Six. West Zone - Group B Preview

With seven out of the eight round-of-16 West sides already confirmed, the final matchday will see clubs battle for the top spot in their respective groups.

Group B

Just as in the previous group, the two sides who have qualified to the Round of 16 face-off on the final matchday. In Group B, it is Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad and UAE’s Al Wahda.

Al Wahda had brushed aside PFC Lokomotiv 3-1 on Matchday Five, while Al Ittihad came away from Doha with a 2-0 win over Al Rayyan two weeks ago, confirming their place alongside the Emiratis in the next stage.

Having enjoyed a 4-1 win over Al Ittihad in the reverse fixture, Al Wahda hope their trip to Jeddah ends in a similar fashion as they look to send their coach Henk ten Cate off in style. The Dutchman, who took over at Al Nahyan Stadium at the start of the season, announced his departure at the end of the month.


Al Ittihad, on the other side, have finally survived a frustrating domestic season and escaped the threat of being relegated from the top division for the first time in their history.

Bottom-placed Al Rayyan travel to Tashkent to face a Lokomotiv side that sit one place and one point above them in the group table.

Al Ittihad (KSA) vs Al Wahda (UAE)

Venue: King Abdullah Sport City, Jeddah

Kick-off: May 21, 22:00 UTC+3

PFC Lokomotiv (UZB) vs Al Rayyan (QAT)

Venue: Lokomotiv, Tashkent

Kick-off: May 21, 19:00 UTC+5

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